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Episodes

Minisode #7 - How do I deal with envy or jealous when something good happens for a friend?

7/23/2018
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In Minisode #7, Kristen and Nikki answer a listener question on dealing with the complicated feelings that come up when a friend gets accolades, a promotion, love......and you don't!

Duration:00:12:12

Minisode #6 - How do I intentionally cultivate close friendships?

7/9/2018
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In Minisode #6, Nikki and Kristen answer a listener question about how to intentionally cultivate close friendships!

Duration:00:12:26

Minisode #5 - Why is my new friend aggressively going after my current friends?

6/25/2018
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In this minisode, Nikki and Kristen answer a listener question about what to do in the tricky situation of a new friend aggressively pursuing friendships with your current friends.....without you!

Duration:00:13:59

Minisode 4 - What to do when I feel used in a friendship?

6/11/2018
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In this minisode, Kristen & Nikki answer a listener's question about how to navigate feeling like a friend only reaches out when they need something.

Duration:00:09:01

Minisode 3 - Does my friend need a new therapist?

5/28/2018
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In this minisode, Kristen & Nikki answer a listener's question about how to tell a friend you think they may need a new therapist!

Duration:00:09:57

Special Episode #1 - Interview with Yvonne! Motherhood and Friendship!

5/14/2018
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In this Episode of Ther-a-friends we welcome our first ever guest to the show! Nikki’s friend, Yvonne, joins Nikki and Kristen to explore the many issues that come up juggling friendship and motherhood! In Friend Q&A, Kristen, Nikki, and Yvonne weigh in on a listener question about feeling left behind when other friends become mothers, and then salute all the work Moms do to take care of their kids and their friendships!

Duration:01:14:28

Minisode 2 - My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now what?

4/30/2018
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In this minisode, Kristen & Nikki answer a listener's question about how to support a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Duration:00:10:03

Minisode 1 - HELP! My partner needs friends!

4/16/2018
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In their first-ever minisode, Kristen & Nikki answer a listener's question about how to help their partner in creating friends of his own!

Duration:00:15:23

Announcement

4/16/2018
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Kristen & Nikki announce a brief intermission from publishing their full-length episodes and let listeners know how to stay in touch! [Hint: MINISODES!! // the web: www.ther-a-friends.com // instagram: @ther.a.friends // facebook: There-A-Friends // twitter: Ther_a_friends]

Duration:00:01:08

Episode 15 - Breaking up with Friends!

4/2/2018
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Curl up in a comfy chair, and grab your tissues because in Episode 15, Kristen and Nikki are talking about friendship break-ups! They both share stories about painful friendship losses, and what each of them learned from those experiences. In FriendFacts Nikki shares findings from a sociological study on the rate of turn over in our friendship networks, and Kristen and Nikki weigh in on a listener question about ending a new friendship in Friend Q&A! Last but not least, Nikki and Kristen...

Duration:01:11:01

Episode 14 - Working with Friends!

3/19/2018
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In Episode 14, Kristen and Nikki explore the benefits and potential pitfalls of friendships that develop at work! Nikki shares some stories from past and present experiences working with friends, and Kristen shares a situation with tricky friend boundaries from a past job. Nikki shares an interesting study about how productivity is related to friendship connections at work in Friend Facts, and Kristen and Nikki weigh in a listener question about maintaining work friends in Friend Q&A! Last...

Duration:01:05:47

Episode 13 - Exposed! The Social Media Trap!

3/5/2018
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In Episode 13, Kristen and Nikki discuss the potential pitfalls of social media and its impact on friendships. (Full disclosure: Kristen and Nikki are GenXers so have a particular perspective on life before and life after social media!) Kristen and Nikki share moments of friend awkwardness due to photos posted on Facebook and Instagram. In FriendFacts, Nikki shares a study on the impact of Facebook usage on emotional well-being, and in Friend Q&A, Kristen and Nikki weigh in on a painful...

Duration:01:01:47

Episode 12 - When Friends Disappoint!

2/19/2018
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In Episode 12, Nikki shares a recent incident in which she was let down and hurt by a good friend. Kristen weighs in with some perspectives on how she historically learned to fear disappointing others that helps Nikki understand her friend’s behavior in the aftermath of the incident. Nikki shares a dissertation on factors that foster forgiveness after a relationship transgression in Friend Facts and Nikki and Kristen tackle the topic of challenges to making new friends that comes with age...

Duration:00:55:59

Episode 11 - We had a fight!

2/5/2018
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In Episode 11, Kristen and Nikki model a healthy repair after having a fight! Nikki introduces the exercise, Beginning Anew, adapted from The Plum Village, a monastic community in France established by Thich Nhat Hanh, as a way to repair misunderstandings between its members. Turns out, conflict leads to increased personal growth and deeper understandings as evidenced by their repair and by research findings presented in this week’s Friend Fact! In Friend Q&A, Kristen and Nikki tackle a...

Duration:00:52:51

Episode 10 - Can I trust you?

1/22/2018
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In Episode 10, Kristen and Nikki dare to ask the question, “Can I trust you?” Referencing a lecture Brene Brown gave at Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions called, “The Anatomy of Trust”, Kristen and Nikki take the temperature on trust in their friendship by looking at the factors that make up trust in Dr. Brown’s research-based acronym B.R.A.V.I.N.G. Nikki shares the crucial steps to repairing a relationship after a betrayal using research from Emotionally Focused Couples therapy (EFT) in Friend...

Duration:01:09:54

Episode 9 - New Year's FriendsAloutions!

1/7/2018
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In episode 9, Nikki and Kristen introduce a new word for a new year -- FriendsAloutions! They share their own New Year’s rituals and talk about ways to place emphasis on your friendships in 2018! In Friend Facts, Nikki unpacks the very real impact meaningful friendships can have on your overall health and wellbeing and in Friend Q&A, Nikki and Kristen discuss ways to navigate friendships as individuals move through various life milestones.

Duration:00:43:26

Episode 9 - New Year’s FriendsAloutions!

1/7/2018
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In episode 9, Nikki and Kristen introduce a new word for a new year — FriendsAloutions! They share their own New Year’s rituals and talk about ways to place emphasis on your friendships in 2018! In Friend Facts, Nikki unpacks the very real impact meaningful friendships can have on your overall health and wellbeing and in Friend Q&A, Nikki and Kristen discuss ways to navigate friendships as individuals move through various life milestones.

Duration:00:43:26

Episode 8 - You're family....but are you my friend?

12/25/2017
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In Episode 8, Kristen and Nikki tackle the thorny topic of being friends….with your family members! They share their own efforts to be more friendly with family, and suggest a few tips for setting intentions for how you want to relate to family BEFORE family gatherings! In Friend Facts, Nikki shares a study that validates that resolving ambivalent feelings towards our parents is good for our health and in Friend Q&A, Kristen and Nikki respond to a listener question about how to stay...

Duration:01:12:43

Episode 8 - You’re family….but are you my friend?

12/25/2017
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In Episode 8, Kristen and Nikki tackle the thorny topic of being friends….with your family members! They share their own efforts to be more friendly with family, and suggest a few tips for setting intentions for how you want to relate to family BEFORE family gatherings! In Friend Facts, Nikki shares a study that validates that resolving ambivalent feelings towards our parents is good for our health and in Friend Q&A, Kristen and Nikki respond to a listener question about how to stay...

Duration:01:12:43

Episode 7 - Our Friendship is a Gift!

12/10/2017
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In Episode 7, Kristen and Nikki unwrap the etiquette of giving and receiving gifts! They propose a helpful framework for how to respond when a friend gives you a gift you don’t like. In Friend Facts, they review a fascinating study about giving “thoughtful” gifts. In Friend Q&A, Nikki and Kristen respond to the question that inspired this episode where the listener doesn’t know what to do with an expensive gift from a friend that isn’t her style!

Duration:00:46:15