Feeling lonely and like you just don't have enough friends? You're not alone. Our guest this week is Dr. Marisa G. Franco, a psychologist and friendship expert who’s researched and studied the value and meaning of friendship extensively, both in the U.S. and as it applies all over the world. In this episode Dr. Franco walks us through exactly how to make new friends as we age, the common mistakes we're making with our friendships, how to handle friend conflict, and what to do when it's time for a friendship to end.
Dr. Franco's new book, “Platonic: The Surprising New Science of Making and Keeping Friends As An Adult,” will be published by Penguin Random House later this year and is available for pre-order now.
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