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Great Friends: 9 Qualities to Be One and Find One – 031

Looking for a friend, or even better, a really good one? We need people who will love us throughout the highs and lows of our lives, encouraging us when we’re strong, carrying us when we’re weak. What kind of friend do you want to be? What kind of qualities make a friendship meaningful and strong? Darlene and Julie, girlfriends who cross generational lines, talk about relationships they cherish and why, and practical ways you can be this kind of friend.

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Once you’re done with this episode, you’ll want to go back and listen to Grit, Grace & Girlfriends: How to Make Healthy Relationships – 003.

You’ll find the list of the qualities discussed in this episode detailed in the first article link below!

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Quotes of the episode:

“Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life”

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” Elizabeth Foley

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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