Sister, how many times have you whispered to your closest friend the “you’re the only one I can tell?”
Yes, female friendships can get very complicated, but when we find that awesome set of women that love us and empower us, it is all worth it.
But how do we handle the miscommunication and tensions that often arise in our friendships?
I interviewed Deborah Tannen on the topic of female friendships and female communication.
From English teacher to linguistics ninja, the author of You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships, shares with us how women talk and connect with friends, why we often fear exclusion, and how the social media frenzy is affecting our friendships.
Deborah has been featured on Oprah, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and many shows on NPR and CNN. She has been featured in and written for most major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, USA Today, People, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- What holds women friendships together and how we can create an appropriate space for conversation so we can experience less miscommunication.
- How we determine who our close friends are and how to avoid hurting each other’s feelings so we can have stronger friendships than ever before.
- The importance of social media in modern friendships and how to deal with the fear of missing out so that we can repair the damages of this miscommunication.