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.
Here’s what you’ll hear this episode:
- The part you are playing in this never ending revolving drama
- Why this friendship can never work out in a way that makes you happy
- What you can do instead of getting stuck in the revolving door
Helpful Resources for Parents:
You may want to read the blog post ‘10 Tips to Help Cure Your Child’s Friendship Hiccups’ and ‘The Elephant in the Room – Secrets + Lies – Toxic Relationships’.
If your child has been bullied and feels lonely, you will find my FREE parents’ training ‘How to Safeguard Your Child Against Frenemies, Tricky People and Meanies’ really helpful and supportive. I know it’s hard to watch them struggle.
If you’re looking for new friends, then you are very welcome to come and join me in The Energy Pod class every Monday at 5pm with Smiley.
Helpful coaching resources mentioned in this episode:
- For those of you that want to grow your self esteem and find real nourishing friendships, my online course ‘Be Your Own Best Friend’ will give you the tools to be kind to yourself and to stand up for yourself.
- Check out the replay of the Energy Pod class on Respect (#19).
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