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Grit, Grace & Girlfriends: How to Make Healthy Relationships – 003

No man is an island, and no woman is either! Darlene and Julie discuss the importance of healthy relationships with the other women in your life, and more importantly, how to do it! They talk about your best friend (or lack thereof), the friend you need to let go of, your sister(s) and even share why building strong female relationships will actually make you live longer. Give it a listen, girlfriend.

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Research and studies we mentioned:

The UCLA study about how women “tend & befriend”
Brigham Run Study about women living longer when they have healthy relationships (they say it’s more effective than working out or quitting smoking!)

Reese Witherspoon’s quote “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, ‘Hey, you can do this,’ put my high heels on and pushed me out the door!” —In Touch, April 2013

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9 Qualities That Make a Good Friend

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How Friendship Changes as an Adult

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Why You Need to Support Other Women and 5 Ways to Start

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13 Things Only Siblings Will Get

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1. You ask the waitress to change your order because your younger sibling just copied yours (so Read more

5 Tips for Mending Fences in Your Relationships

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Quote of the episode:

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” Oprah Winfrey

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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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