“Should I Break Up with My Friend?”

“Should I Break Up with My Friend?” – A System’s View of Friendship

Today, I answer a listener’s question about a troubling friendship. Friendships are an important part of our social network. They give us space from the close bonds of family. Sometimes they are embedded in our families and help us get along with each other. And for others, friends are their “families of choice”. Along with this, friendships can be as difficult to manage as relationships in the family. Today I talk about how dynamics born out of the family play out in our friendships. When and how to talk about difficult subjects. And how to decide when to let a friendship go.