The Way We Connect

Are we neglecting friendships once we become adults?

April 21, 2018 Season 1 Episode 6
The Way We Connect
Are we neglecting friendships once we become adults?
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The Way We Connect
Are we neglecting friendships once we become adults?
Apr 21, 2018 Season 1 Episode 6
The Way We Connect
Exploring the importance of friendships, what it's like to make and keep friends as an adult, and a brief history of friendship
Show Notes

In a world obsessed with romance and couples, do we value friendships as adults as much as we used to as children? How important are friendships in adulthood, and why do we so often let them take priority after our partner, children, and job? How can we have fulfilling relationships with our friends as adults - even if we are busy with work and family? Our guest, Anna, talks about one of the most influential friendships in her life. Unlike most of her friends, Anna did not have a romantic relationship during her teens and so friendships have always been the most important connections in her life, and she tries to continue to make them so today despite everyone's shifting and changing priorities. Join us as we explore the fine, fluid boundaries between friendship, romance, sexuality and love, take a look at the history of friendship and how ideals of romantic love for marriage changed the importance we place on friendship, and discuss the challenging of making and keeping friends as an adult.

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