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When Is a Friendship Unhealthy and What Do You Do? – 081

Healthy friendships can bring joy to your life. Unhealthy ones, well, they can make it complicated and bring a list of questions with them. What does it take to create a friendship that flourishes? How do you know when a friendship should end because the harm outweighs the good, bringing hurt instead of joy? Can women have long-term friendships? Can they be “just friends” with men? These are just a few of the issues that co-hosts Darlene Brock and Julie Graham consider while unpacking how to deepen relationships with friends who are safe, those you can trust. Also, they’ll discuss how to cut off a bond that has turned toxic. It takes both grit and grace to have quality friendships, and we encourage those! Strong women surround themselves with other strong women—those who can inspire, love, and do this #gritandgracelife together!

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Quote of the episode:

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford

Check out this episode of This Grit and Grace Life podcast we mentioned as well as these Ask Dr. Zoe articles: Grit, Grace & Girlfriends: How to Make Healthy Relationships – 003, Ask Dr. Zoe – How to Avoid Gossip Among Friends, Ask Dr. Zoe – How Do You Make Friends as an Adult?  and Ask Dr. Zoe – When Is a Friendship Toxic?.

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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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