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Do friends really give great advice? When you’ve got a problem and you’re pacing the floor, sweating – who to call? One size friend doesn’t fit all and often we either get too much information which is confusing, or emotional, erroneous information which is distressing. And this error in friend judgment can be disruptive to your life.
Based on a personal story a few weeks ago, we’ve come up with a terrific, informational show about how to target a friend’s expertise. Know what you’re really looking for – honest opinions, or shoulder to cry on? This is crucial.
We’ll help navigate the best ways to approach different friends.We'd love you to participate, comment on the show by calling 347-324-3200!
You can find more friend advice at our website too! Remember, a great friend starts with you!
Find out if you have self-centered friends - take the quiz!
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Do you have a flaky friend who’s always late, misses dates? Maybe it’s time to go beyond what you perceive and find out if your friend’s behavior is fueled by their ego or if they're unable to cope with their life. We’re often quick to judge, complain… but if you have a friend with this repeat behavior it’s time to go further into the why.
Do you really know what’s going on in your friend’s life? Go to blog.
The “Flaky Friend” Deconstruct Generally absent minded. I have a friend who loves to hang out with me when I’m around, but forgets me when I’m not in her immediate vicinity. I realize that’s just who she is. Now, I manage my expectations in this friendship. Find out how!
Overactive sense of self. Years ago, I realized that a friend only calls when she needs something. My ego-driven friend’s value outweighs what I consider annoying behavior, find out what to do to manage these friendships...
Friends who are truly suffering Friends who suffers; inability to cope, mental disorder and depression. I have friends who find it difficult to cope and they usually keep their suffering secret for a long time. Standing me up, breaking a date at the last minute is nothing compared to the days they spend trying to get out of bed.
Joining us today is Dr. Jonathan Brady - www.bradyesque.com. Go to www.superfriendgroups.com for more information. Always remember…. A great friend starts with you.
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Today, were talking about lying for a friend. We discuss ripped from the headline crime stories to personal stories. Is it ever OK? Co-host Angelica Holiday joins in the conversation as we discuss this compelling and controversial topic. Would you lie for a friend? Would you cover up a crime for a friend? The accused Boston Marathon bomber's three college friends have just pleaded not guilty to charges that they helped cover up Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's tracks. Would you cover up a crime for a friend? Your circle of friends is your social wealth and well being. So would you cover for your friend who is cheating on her husband... even though her husband's your friend too? Is it ever OK to lie for a friend? What if your friend's parents ask you if their daughter's gay - and she is? But she doesn't want them to know... Or, your friend has an illness and they want to downplay its severity? Often, you feel trapped. We discuss ways in which to deal with these situations. However, please note: This is based on our opinions only and should not be considered counseling or therapeutic advice. Remember... a great friend starts with you!! Please feel free to comment at www.superfriendgroups.com. Image by: Courtesy of By RexImperialNL (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons ("hear, see, speak no evil")
On this show we discuss what it takes to be a loyal friend. We all look for a loyal friend but are we loyal to our friends? Being a loyal friend is vital to a healthy friendship.
While doing research I found a fabulous friendship site Lifeboat and discovered their Lifeboat’s friend survey on “What Do Friends Really Want in Friends?”
"Loyalty" came out a whopping #1 in the survey at 81%.
Often being there for a friend is hard to maintain in this crazy, busy world; we’re all rushing around dealing with demanding families or bosses. Even in your busy life strive to be a loyal friend.
Learn how to manage a busy life and be a great friend on this show. Listen to the discussion and call in! (347) 324-3200 - we want to hear from you!
Take the "Are you a loyal friend?" quiz at Super Friend Groups.
Studies show that women sharing loving experiences with friends produce oxytocin – the hugging drug – in the brain which improves your well-being and connectedness.“Why Girlfriends are Good for a Woman’s Health“ by Suzanne Braun Levine, Nextavenue.com, June 19 2012.
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How often does friend advice work for you? Do you like getting friend advice? We're talking about the kind of advice you offer, rather than what your friend asks for.
Often friend advice can be confusing, especially if you don't really trust your friend. Often you may confuse what you consider as advice with your opinions - what they “should” do. When a friend hears “should” it often shuts down their capacity to hear you. It's a brain thing.
This’s what we’re tackling in today's show. The balance between when a friend gives you great insights and when a friend brings you down.
CALL - 347-324-3200 and join in the conversation!!
In Friend Advice: Good, Bad, Ugly, there’s a section on how to figure out if your advice comes from your heart or ego. We'll discuss this too!
Ego – what you think they should do.
We investigate tips so that you can hear your friend and what they need from you to move forward.
Communication is vital in your friendships and what you often need is as simple as comfort, understanding and love.
Remember… a great friend starts with you!
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Music by: The 4onthefloor, MN
Who hijacked your brain?
Often, as friends, you have to confess that you are (ahem) sometimes envious of your friends. She nailed a terrific promotion you wanted; he was your buddy but got into a loving relationship and now you're the third wheel. Your friend's teenager received top honors or landed a key position on the school's soccer team while your child struck out on both.
These people are your allies so why, why, why are you upset or snotty when they do well?
Envy is a Great Teacher.
Think about this: if your old school friend is doing well as a chef in Switzerland - do you care? No, you'd probably send them a congrats comment on Facebook. Or, you don't have children so if little Milly is excelling in nuclear physics you'd send her a personal email.
So why are you more competitive with your friends than with strangers?
Mixing personal stories with real science TUNE IN to find out more about the Confessions of an Envious Friends...
We'd love your comments, questions and insights about friends anytime - go to www.superfriendgroups.com.
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The principle of friendship is found in Amos. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3 KJV). Friends are of like mind. The truth that comes from all of this is a friendship is a relationship that is entered into by individuals, and it is only as good or as close as those individuals choose to make it. Someone has said that if you can count your true friends on the fingers of one hand, you are blessed. A friend is one whom you can be yourself with and never fear that he or she will judge you. A friend is someone that you can confide in with complete trust. A friend is someone you respect and that respects you, not based upon worthiness but based upon a likeness of mind. Join us today for live prayer. Dial 714.459.3963
I have a great one this week about being captive with only potatoes to eat for a week by a high school best friend and my gas grill being emptied of its briquettes and used as a BBQ pit by another. And Bad Girl 2 letting her child run through my house and break a family heirloom in my bedroom.
Join Bro. Josh Sparks at 11:00 PM(EST) as he preaches a message titled, " A Friend Loveth at All Times." Someone once said some people make enemies instead of friends because it is less trouble, but being made in the image and likeness of God, we too love like God loves. God is love and His loves desires love and so do we. True friends love each other and are always there for their friends. Jesus is a friend who sticks clo to demonstartser then a brother. He died on Calvary to show us just how much God really loved each of us. Join us for this powerful Word from God
Did you miss our classic special on “How to Avoid Being Put into the Friend Zone”? If so, tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com... "REAL Radio that Matters for Over 10 Years".
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