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Listen to Season 1 of Make New Friends!

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Ep. 24. Be Your Own BFF

Do you treat yourself the way you'd treat your BFF? Of course we all want to believe that we show ourselves as much kindness as we show our BFFs, however we may not actually have the best relationship.— Read More
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Ep. 23. When To Let A Friendship Go

Are all friendships built to last? There are numerous red flags to look out for which may signal that the friendship has reached its expiration date and it's time to let the friendship go.— Read More
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Ep. 22. Bad Friendship Habits

Not every friendship is perfect, but some are fraught with bad habits. Mary and Sienna discuss bad friendship habits and offer tips for breaking them.— Read More
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Ep. 21. Pets as Friends!

There are numerous benefits of having pets, but can pets really be seen as friends? In this episode, Mary and Sienna look at research and share their own pet stories!— Read More
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Ep. 20. Can Family Be Friends?

Every family has a different dynamic, but can family members be considered friends? Mary and Sienna explore the meaning of family intimacy and closeness.— Read More
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Ep. 19. Are You My BFF?

When someone says "I consider you my best friend" with seemingly no warning, it can be a little difficult to know how to respond in the correct way. Mary and Sienna discuss how they define a BFF.— Read More
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Ep. 18. Do Opposites Attract?

Can opposite personalities really get along, or are they doomed from the start? Mary and Sienna explore the unique balancing act of opposite friends.— Read More

From the Blog

Check out the blog for the latest listener stories, advice, research, and show notes.

Turning a Crush into a Friend by Nick Taniguchi

I stand before you on my feeble, wobbly soap box to preach to you the beauty of turning a crush into a friend. I’m not saying it is always easy; I am not even saying it is always the right move, but with the right blend of self reflection and honesty, the end of a crush can be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Can We Get Past Fake Friends? by Ally Rybinski

Although I’ve been the victim of this “we’re-friends-but-not-really,” I have also fed into it and stood by and watched it happen to someone else. How do we get past this? It starts with being comfortable with sharing how you feel. If you have been friends with someone for years, you should be comfortable enough with telling them what has gone wrong within the friendship.

Planning a Friend Date by Melanie Kalmanson

Something with which I find myself often struggling is planning friend dates, or what to do with friends when we’ve set aside time to spend together. At the same time, I also generally find myself in the plan-maker role, so I compiled a list of tips for planning a friend date.