Click Image 4 Friend Break Up QUIZ
When the juice runs out of your close friend connection. Or, there’s an argument, meanness that can’t be reconciled – what do you do? We’ve all been there, but there are no rules for a friend break up… until now.
How you decide to move on from a friendship can say a lot about who you are as a person!
And scientist have discovered that pain both physical and emotional impact the same part of the brain (follow the link to “Friend Rejection” at the end of the post, to find out more information):
“The human brain treats rejection in a similar way to the way it process physical pain, new research has suggested.“ Heather Saul, (The Independent, October 16, 2013)
Do you play the blame game or take the high road? How you manage a friend separation, gives you valuable insights into your own behavior. This experience will help you successfully navigate all future relationships so discover your potential on being the friend who delivers a mindful and loving outcome.
“Friendships are also vital to our happiness and longevity. Researchers found women with no friends increased their risk of death over a 6-month period. In another study, those who had the most friends over a 9-year period cut their risk of death by more than 60%.” – Surviving a Friendship Break Up By Melody Wilding, LMSW (PsychCentral).
Find those relationships that inspire you and help you thrive. Learn about yourself through friends, these relationships teach you more than most other connections as these are the people you chose to invite into your life. Select wisely and behave memorably. Remember…. a great friend starts with you!
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© Glenda Shaw_Superfriendgroups.com_Gshawmedia 2014
Please note: I hide specific and identifiable details in my friend stories as these stories are examples of behavior and not meant to hurt anyone. These stories are based on my opinion and perspective, except when the people written about are in the public domain. Any advice in this blog is from my insights, research and opinion only, and must not be considered as legal or medical advice.