Friendship for Grownups by Lisa Whelchel
Lisa is currently a part of Women of Faith and an author. I grew up watching her as Blair on The Facts of Life. This is the first of her books that I have read, but am looking forward to reading more of them. Growing up while being on a television show didn’t give her much of a chance to make friends besides with her cast mates.
The book chronicles the struggles she had trying to make friends since being done with the show and how to trust people. She describes situations that are familiar to many of us, the difficulty of making friends when you are an adult. Some people she considered good friends and they ended up turning against her.
Three of the lessons she explains are 1) It is Okay to be needy; 2) It is important to be needy with safe people and 3) It is helpful to know who the safe people are. It took her years to realize it is okay to need people sometimes.
I think the subtitle describes the book very well “ What I Missed and Learned Along the Way”.
“Friendship for Grownups” was a great read and I highly recommend it.
Thomas Nelson publishers ISBN: 978-1-4002-0277-5
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