“Your best friend is the person who not only knows all the important stories and events in your life, but has lived through them with you. Your best friend isn’t the person you call when you are in jail; mostly likely, she is sitting in the cell beside you.”
― Irene S. Levine, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was used as reference material for parts of Rachel Bertsche MWF seeking BFF and where Rachel’s book is one woman’s story about establishing friends, Irene S. Levin’s book is a psychologist’s thoughtful look at 1500 women’s stories about communication and friendship breakdowns.
Levine mixes research and true stories to create a clearer picture of what is normal about modern friendships and truths about breaking up and being broken up with. She doesn’t sidestep the tough issues and has a very comforting no blame approach to friendship dissolution.
The book club discussion pages will most likely lead to lengthy discussions so start early, if you want to get home before dawn.
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WMF Rachel Bertsche has a engaging discussion going on about this topic.
For more stuff about friendships check out Irene S. Levine blog The Friendship Blog.