A book for people who want to experience more friendship and authentic connection in their lives
Platonic Longing & True Belonging
Over the last several years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to people about their experience of friendship as adults. I wanted to understand the challenges they face with establishing and maintaining friendship during adulthood. I started these conversations here in the Bay Area because I thought there was something uniquely challenging about making friends here. But it’s not just a Bay Area thing. A lot of adults face challenges with forming and maintaining deep friendship during adulthood, regardless of state or zip code.
Many people are wishing for a better experience of friendship, and this quiet ache doesn’t even have a real name. I call it platonic longing, and lots of us have felt it before.
This book is for anyone who has ever wished for a better experience of friendship during adulthood. It’s also for anyone wanting to better understand what leads to this experience, and who wants strategies and inspiration for how to make it better.
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Photo above by Mekael Dawson