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This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today's busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com.

Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules, frequent moves, and life changes, it's more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing.

In Friendships Don't Just Happen!, Shasta Nelson, friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, reveals the most important proven steps, processes, and secrets vital to establishing the five different levels of friendships, or Circles of Connectedness, that women - no matter their age or relationship status - are longing for in today's stressful and mobile culture. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships.

Full of practical how-to tips, fun activities, guiding questions, and step-by-step instructions, Friendships Don't Just Happen! highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, teaching women how to evaluate their current circle of friends; recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, interests, location, and relationship status; create a prioritized friendship action plan; find extraordinary friends - where to look and how to approach them; take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection; establish "frientimacy", trust, and happiness through conversation and activities; maintain meaningful friendships; and determine which ones are worthwhile.

©2013 Shasta Nelson (P)2018 Tantor

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Some worthwhile tips...

Some worthwhile tips & advice on the types of friendships, types of conflicts & ideas on how to approach them. Drags on a bit with personal stories you will either relate to or not. Average book. Won’t read again.

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  • Cynthia Donelson
  • 17-02-2019

Decent material, horrible narration

So many good points made in this book about how we make and keep friendships, but the narration is so horrible it makes it hard to listen to. I'd skip the audible version and consider the book version instead. It's like a bad computer voice reading the words in an odd, disconnected manner.

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  • Kristina McCurdy
  • 05-01-2020

Hope to revise this review soon...

I’m almost 4 hours in and she’s still listing and re-listing WHY it’s important to develop female friendships... I believe you! That’s why I bought your book! When will you tell me HOW?!

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  • Sheri D. Ness
  • 16-05-2020

Computer voice - irritating!

I was unable to appreciate the content of this book because the reading voice sounded computer generated. Very distracting and irritating - to the point that I ended up abandoning the book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-2019

exceptinal.!

Extremely important information about one of the most important things in life. meticulously explained, a must read..!!

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  • Katherine Praski
  • 04-09-2020

Practical tools for making deep genuine friends

A few years ago- I vividly remember feeling dissatisfied with the amount of genuine girl friends I had. Now, I feel like I almost have more than I can manage. This good gave me the tools to take strangers that I just met and turn them into the closest of friends. The amount of women that have thanked me for taking the initiative and creating the opportunity for our circle to become a circle is so gratifying. This is a book I have listened to time and time again as I know there is still more wisdom I can reap. But like all books - it’s only amazing if you take action on her suggestions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2018

Such great advice to live by ...!

Not only in friendship relationships , this book helped me to realize there is a little bit of good and not so good in all people and all relationships . But it’s still all very worthwhile . 👍

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