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Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship e-book

Author:

Sandy Sheehy

Language:

English

Category:

Self-Help

Subcategory:

Relationships

ePub size:

1513 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

William Morrow; 1st edition (July 25, 2000)

Pages:

416

ISBN:

0380974304

Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship e-book

by Sandy Sheehy


This book struck a chord with me, as I am in my early forties and experiencing something of an increased need for meaningful, female friendship.

Without a doubt, it constitutes a fascinating study. In addition, however, the inevitable result is a validation of the intrinsic value of these relationships as well as a collage of insights into how they benefit those interviewed in all other aspects of their lives. This book struck a chord with me, as I am in my early forties and experiencing something of an increased need for meaningful, female friendship. The author says that she saw this phenomenon over and over in women in my age group.

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In Connecting, noted journalist Sandy. This book is simply excellent. She covers the functions and roles of female friendship as well as the stages of friendship throughout the lifespan. I've purchased copies for all my female friends and relatives.

Throughout years upon years of friendship we never had an argument, although she always got a mite miffed when she asked, When are you gettin’ married and havin’ babies? and I would reply, When Florida freezes over

Throughout years upon years of friendship we never had an argument, although she always got a mite miffed when she asked, When are you gettin’ married and havin’ babies? and I would reply, When Florida freezes over. Throughout the past few years, Loretta and I didn’t speak as frequently. We were both busy, and Loretta started to develop some health problems - nothing serious, she would assure me, she just had to watch her diet and take her meds.

Journalist and nonfiction writer with two books, "Texas Big Rich" and "Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship" published by HarperCollins/Avon

Journalist and nonfiction writer with two books, "Texas Big Rich" and "Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship" published by HarperCollins/Avon. Currently working on a book about the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-longest barrier reef in the world, and seeking to place my first novel, a historical romance set near Santa Fe in 1793. When not traveling, split time between Albuquerque and Galveston.

says Sandy Sheehy, the Galveston, TX-based author of Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship. Maintaining friendships after you have children is tricky because what you want from your friends may change. At least that's what our female respondents told us.

It's inevitable that having a family will change a person's interests, says Sandy Sheehy, the Galveston, TX-based author of Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship. Of course you're going to find every step of your child's development fascinating, and that's what you'll want to talk about with friends," she says. But understandably, most people outside your immediate family won't be equally enthralled. Before they had kids, 90% of the women depended on friends for having fun.

The Enduring Power of Female Friendship. Journalist Sheehy (Town & Country, Women, Money, et. interviewed psychologists, sociologists, and some 200 women across the US (most of them middle-class, college-educated, and white) to construct the picture of female friendship that she presents here.

Enduring Friendship is a Heart-to-Heart in Xenoblade Chronicles. It is located at the Tephra Cave Entrance in Colony 9, between Shulk and Reyn at green affinity. Reyn: Every time we come here, it brings back memories. Same for you, right? Shulk: Yep. We’ve been through a lot together, you and me. Reyn: Oh yeah! You remember that time? You know, that one time!

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After years of taking a backseat to other relationships, women's friendships are finally being celebrated as never before. In Connecting, noted journalist Sandy Sheehy investigates why female friendships are so important, how they function throughout our lives, and how we can best experience the joys they offer.

Sheehy introduces ground-breaking research, drawn from more than thirty psychologists and sociologists. Their intriguing, often surprising, findings are brought home with real-life stories and keen insights taken from more than two hundred interviews the author personally conducted with girls and women of all ages, races, and walks of life.

The author provides a fascinating look at the qualities that initially attract women to their closest friends; how friendships change throughout life; and hwy female bonding is a vital part of a woman's psychological development, health, and sense of well-being at any age. Sheehy addresses such thought-provoking questions as: Why is making friends so easy for some and hard for others? How can friendships help us become better, more fulfilled people? What are the key ingredients to lasting and satisfying friendships?

Recognizing how our relationships serve different needs aat different times in our lives, the author describes the ten basic types of female friendship--from soulmates to workmates--and shows how each nurtures and supports us. Sheehy then examines the six seasons of friendships, from girlhood to old age, devoting a separated chapter to the special characteristics and rewards friendship offers each age group. Just as important, she tackles the thorny issues, delving into the challenges that can strain and even shatter friendships, and offers sound strategies for handling difficult situations. And in "Sixteen Steps to Having Friends for Life," Sheehy shares the secrets for keeping and enriching friendships.

In Connecting, Sandy Sheehy takes us on a journey of discovery and appreciation of the rich rewards of this special intimacy, pointing the way to growth-promoting, life-enhancing relationships--to becoming the best of friends and enjoying the best of friendship.

How do friendships between women evolve at different stages of life? How do they differ from men's? Why can some women make friends easily while others have none at all? What are the key ingredients to lasting and satisfying friendships? Drawing on recent psychological research and her own firsthand interviews with more than 200 girls and women from all walks of life, journalist Sandy Sheehy takes an engaging and insightful look at these questions and more. She probes the nature and history of female friendships, pinpoints the major types, and shows how they function during the four main stages of women's lives and how they insure our healthy development. This book reads like an intimate and informative conversation with a close girlfriend. It will validate and reassure women about their friendships as never before.
Dukinos
Found this book referenced on page of Oprah.com about growing out of friends.

I enjoy wearing my anthropologist hat sometimes and curious about social dynamics. Most of this book is a quick read not heavy or dense.

So far cool thing . . .

They talk about how female friendships there is an expectation of being nurturing and supportive different than male friendships.

Am I a more informed person for reading this book so far. Yes.
Mariwyn
good book
Yar
This is Sandy Sheehy's Opus, written after 5 years of research, with girls and women of all ages about the nature and scope of their friendships. Without a doubt, it constitutes a fascinating study. In addition, however, the inevitable result is a validation of the intrinsic value of these relationships as well as a collage of insights into how they benefit those interviewed in all other aspects of their lives. For example, female friendship was not generally seen to detract from the relationships of the women with the men in their lives. Rather, it typically enhanced those relationships. This book struck a chord with me, as I am in my early forties and experiencing something of an increased need for meaningful, female friendship. The author says that she saw this phenomenon over and over in women in my age group. Many other parts struck me as very relevant to my life as well. I highly recommend this book.
Nilabor
This book is simply excellent. Sheehy's style is readable and engaging and she relies not only on experts in relational communication and social psychology, but also on her original research with many, many women who shared their experiences. She covers the functions and roles of female friendship as well as the stages of friendship throughout the lifespan. I've purchased copies for all my female friends and relatives. I'm just sorry it seems to be out of print now. An excellent read, I recommend it enthusiastically!
Wafi
after reading this tremendously readable book, i decided that my oldest friends from childhood and my closest friends of today, must have this book. readers will want to dispense this like candy to special people. The author makes it a comfortable read, an enjoyable read, an awakening read, and a pure delight. She has put in obvious hard work in capturing truths about friendships (honest, and both good and bad) in people's lives. it's a treasure. stop reading this review now, and just order it! you will bring joy to yourself and to those who receive it from you! nobody has touched on the connection of friendships in such a powerful way!
Whitebeard
We were delighted with this book. Even though the book specifies female friendships, it contains a lot of wisdom about friendships of any type. Strongly recommended.

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