Today I want to talk about a very special friend of mine – he is called Moe. Moe is my friend’s dog and I take care of him when my friend goes away on holiday. Moe has taught me a lot about life. He shows me how to have more fun, more courage and be more loving. If you have a furry friend – a family pet – you will understand how they have their own little personalities and become like another member of your family. It doesn’t have to be a dog it can be a cat, a rabbit, a rat, a guinea pig or a fish. I know they have scales instead of fur but lots of children I work with have fish. It’s calming to watch them swim about in their tanks.
Do you have a friend who one minute you’re all good and then you’re not? You feel like you go round in circles with them. Your head is dizzy and you’re tired. Talk about a high maintenance friendship.
Maybe you’re confused trying to figure out what you did wrong, but you remain loyal. You keep trying harder to make it work. You try harder and harder but still your friend isn’t happy. You wonder how you can get them to like you.
Oh no! I hope you don’t think you’re hard to love. I hope you don’t think that it’s you who needs to change to fit into the friendship. You haven’t, have you? I think we need to talk about that today and see what your other choices are.
When you break up with a friend or say goodbye to somebody you love, it can feel like your heart is heavy. When you have a tricky friendship which is hurting you and breaking your heart, you’re faced with the decision of how to say goodbye. Either way, breaking up doesn’t need to be a total break down. I’ll tell you all about that in today’s episode and help you to help yourself feel better about the end of a friendship.
Got a Frenemie in your life? Your loyalty comes at a price and over time, it changes you. Are you putting up with friends who are really no good for you and expecting to feel happy?
Maybe you hope they will change or maybe you think things will magically work themselves out. It’s a bit like drinking a sicky icky soup made from Brussels sprouts, mud, bird droppings and the sweat of 2 mangy old squirrels. Now that soup doesn’t sound like a recipe for happiness does it?
Do you have a friendship which feels like a lot of hard work? Some friendships can be exhausting and confusing. You aren’t sure what will happen next and if everything will be OK. Maybe you have a friend who likes to call the shots and doesn’t let you have your turn. Or maybe your friend doesn’t listen properly or consider your feelings. Perhaps your friend tells tales on you a lot or has broken one of your deepest darkest secrets. How do we know if we can forgive our friend and let sleeping dogs lie? Or is it time to say goodbye and move on?
At some point, all of us have felt that achy hurty feeling of loneliness. It can make us doubt ourselves or wonder if we’re unlovable. Of course, we’re not unlovable in the slightest, but when loneliness pays us a visit, we can often feel so empty and sad, that we end up wondering if there’s something wrong with us. Tune in to today’s episode to find out more about what you can do about that if you want to.