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Lovely on the whole, but a bit holier than thou view of friendship
on April 4, 2014
Ms. Carol who has attended Seminary attempts to give us her views of the strengths of women's friendships in this tome. For the most part very helpful, I seem to recall an earlier version of this work where she describes in one chapter how to end a friendship that is "not working out" to put it one way. After all, these things do happen to all of us.
In this later version however, the author avoids this in favor of all kinds of "coming to terms" with every "roadblock" to the friendship, calling friends "sisters". That, I found, is a lovely thought, but unrealistic. However, there are different degrees of friendships, and friends and not all friends are regarded as sisters. There are unrequited friendships, just as there are unrequited loves. I think Ms. Carol's earlier version was a more honest one, with the exception that she did not mention in how to "break off a friendship" about 'timing', for example, not to do so the day someone's mother dies or on their birthday.
I would say that unless the person purchasing this book is a religious Christian, that there are probably books that are more realistic in perspective and less dreamy on women's friendships.