FRIENDKEEPING
A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without

By Julie Klam
Riverhead BooksOctober 2013
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julieklam.com

Trade Paperback240 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9781594631863
Subject: Relationships / Humor / Friendship

  1. Have you ever kept a secret from a friend to save his/her feelings?
  2. How have you been there for friends in need? Are there things that you regret doing or not doing?
  3. Discuss your longest, most enduring friendships. What have you done to keep those bonds strong over the years? How have you strengthened them?
  4. Have you ever had to walk away from a friendship?
  5. What’s the kindest thing a friend has ever done for you? The kindest thing you’ve done for a friend?
  6. How has social media impacted your friendships? Do you find it easier to stay in touch with friends? More difficult? Have you made new friends through Twitter or Facebook?
  7. Have you ever had a friend who dated someone you just didn’t like? Or had a partner whom your friend didn’t understand? How have you dealt with that frustration?
  8. What advice would you give a child or someone younger than you about how to maintain and sustain friendships?

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