If you’d like to read and know a little more about friendship, here are a few resources that we like:
Websites and Blogs
GirlfriendCircles.com: Such a cool idea! It’s a girlfriend matching service! Created by friendship expert Shasta Nelson, this online community helps you to expand your circle of friends. See a group of friends who met using this community on Katie Couric’s talk show during her “friendship” episode, featuring Shasta. Shasta also has her own friendship blog as well.
Girlfriendology: Another online community to celebrate and give advice about female friendship.
Under a Friendly Spell: Journalist and former editor Carla Flora’s Psychology Today friendship blog.
My articles on female friendship:
Books About Friendship:
MWF Seeks BFF by Rachel Bertsche. This is a memoir about Rachel — a married white female — and her quest for Miss Right, a new best friend, after she moves to Chicago to be with her new husband. Also, check out her blog based on the book.
Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways That Friendships Make Us Who We Are by Carla Flora. An examination of friendship based on research evidence and women’s own stories by a journalist and former Psychology Today editor.
Friendships Don’t Just Happen! A Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends by Shasta Nelson. A guide for how to create friendships in today’s busy world by the CEO of GriendFriendCircles.Com.
Twisted Sisterhood: Unraveling the Dark Mysteries of Female Friendships by Kelly Valen. After the public response to a New York Times essay about her own painful girlfriend experiences, Valen began a national survey of female friendship and came up with some tough conclusions about the legacy of female friendship.