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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!
Thanks to: The 4onthefloor, Minneapolis, MN - songwriter: Gabriel Douglas: and, image: Superhero by Will Eisner, Wkimedia Commons
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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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.
Image by Nelson de Witt via Wikimedia Commons; Music by 4ontheFloor.
Go to Super Friend Groups and discover how to make better friends.
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")
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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Image of lady drinking tea (who we're sure is probably more envied than envious) provided by BitchBuzz (Flickr: Laura Silver @ "Tea in the Piazza") [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
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This week on "Super Friend Groups Talk Radio" we talk about stressful friends and how to explore your boundaries as a tool to manage your friend relationships.
So set up your rules and regulations – with compassion, and operate from that point in your own life. Be the champion of your own friend network. Tips and stories on how to maximize your friend connections.
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Given the intense bond most of us share with our animals, it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. Instead, use these healthy ways to cope with the loss, comfort yourself and others, and begin the process of moving on.
For many people a pet is not “just a dog” or “just a cat.” Pets are beloved members of the family and, when there is detachment, you feel a significant, even traumatic loss. The level of grief depends on factors such as your age and personality, the age of your pet, and the circumstances. Generally, the more significant the loss, the more intense the grief you’ll feel.
Plural noun: friends - A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
Are you truly a friend or an acquaintance. Do you truly have a Best Friend or an associate?
Bye-Bye- Girl - by Ms. Shardea Pressley (Kingdom Living Winter 2012)
"Sometimes things have to fall out for other things to grow in." - Pastor Anthony G. Maclin
Simon Cowell's friend story. The tabloids area splashed with details about Simon Cowell’s affair with Lauren Silverman, and fathering her child. While Lauren’s husband, Andrew Silverman, Cowell’s (former) best friend, is filing for a "fault divorce" even in a no fault divorce state. As Lauren’s only 10 weeks along, this is setting out to be the next baby du jour.
Real friends don’t dish dirt. In some articles Lauren’s “friends” claim she's a gold digger. Wow, imagine having friends that for (probably) a fee were paid to dish the dirt on you.
Pain from deception. For many of us regular folk, let's discuss what happens when your spouse/partner cheats with your best friend. You lose your partner and your friend at the same time. A double whammy. Lots of pain and hurt.
During the show we discuss personal stories of deception and how to survive the hurtful ordeal.
Be proactive. Ask yourself:
What if you truly fall in love with a friend’s partner?
What friends would stand by you and not dish the dirt to the tabloids for a fee?
How can you get through such a painful period?
Tune in… to Super Friend Groups Talk Radio! SPECIAL THANKS:
Slide 3: Simon Cowell image courtesy of Norwood (Charity) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
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