When I was in college, I had a friend I could share anything with. She was someone I felt comfortable sharing my humanness with, someone who would keep my confidences and not spread them to others. We had a mutual understanding that the struggles we shared were between us. We were there to support each other.
After graduating and moving, I missed that friendship in my life. It is hard to develop that close-knit friendship in a new place, surrounded entirely by people you have just met. Lisa Welchel (best known for her role as Blair on The Facts of Life) struggled with the same thing in her life and in Friendship for Grownups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way she shares her journey to establishing life-long, two way friendships.
She shares about her surface friendships, her friendships that fell apart (whether from growing apart or from loss of trust) and her friendships that worked. She shared that she has always been a giver (many women are) and needed someone to pour into her instead of always giving. I really identified with her bucket vs. thimble theory.
If you are struggling with your friendships or are longing to create some meaningful, lasting friendships, this book might just be for you.
I was provided with this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers as a member of their booksneeze program.