Friendships that go awry – The Eusebius McKaiser 702 Talk Show

Friendships that go awry – The Eusebius McKaiser 702 Talk Show

Published Apr 30, 2018, 12:56 PM

The value of good friendships (and hot to keep them alive)

Deep and meaningful friendships broaden your life experience, says family and parenting coach Stephanie Dawson-Cosser.

Dawson-Cosser says most friendships are formed around shared values and interests.

She adds that meaningful friendships will make you interrogate your character and ideals.

Friendships also create a greater understanding of identity, Dawson-Cosser says. They require trust, time and honesty.

Sometimes friendships that are on the mend require courageous conversations, she says.

It’s important for all parties to work towards keeping the friendship alive, the expert advises.

As we grow and develop towards independence, we become clear in our own mind and understanding of who we like to hang with and who we’d rather not hang with.

— Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, family and parenting coach

A good friendship creates a solid foundation of how we think about the world, how we think about ourself and how we feel the world views us.

— Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, family and parenting coach

Friendship is where we start testing who we are.

— Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, family and parenting coach

We learn from our friends and family what it is to have different personalities in our lives.

— Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, family and parenting coach

Different people play different roles in our lives.

— Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, family and parenting coach

Dawson-Cosser discusses what happens when people outgrow friendships and when they are broken.

Listen to her expert advice and insights:

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