I Know How You Feel by F. Diane Barth
The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives

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After an overview of friendships, Barth devotes most of the book to problems, including disillusionment, betrayal, rejection, exclusion, competition, sexual tension, anger, setting boundaries, and loss...Nothing groundbreaking, but a friendly, supportive guide for navigating relationships.
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An expert's rich exploration of the intense, complicated landscape of women's friendships.

“Do I have enough friends?” “Why did my friendship end?” and “What makes a good friendship work?"

These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, she draws out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven't shared before. She explores how life changes affect women's friendships in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Interweaving examples from classic women’s literature to chick flicks, she provides grounded advice on how to manage betrayal and rejection, how to deal with a narcissistic or bossy friend, what to do when your best friend and your family don’t get along, how to let go of a friendship that has stopped working, and much more. A timely, empathetic guide for women in their twenties to their sixties and beyond.
 

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Published February 6, 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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on Oct 09 2017

After an overview of friendships, Barth devotes most of the book to problems, including disillusionment, betrayal, rejection, exclusion, competition, sexual tension, anger, setting boundaries, and loss...Nothing groundbreaking, but a friendly, supportive guide for navigating relationships.

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