Category Archives: Circles of Connectedness

How to Deepen the Long-Distance Friendship

Unfortunately, many, if not most, of the people we claim as our best friends don’t live near us. I haven’t seen statistics to back up that claim, but since we’re moving, on average, every 5 years, I think it’s safe … Continue reading

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The Key to Starting a Women’s Group

By: Katrina Emery Katrina Emery, a freelance writer from Portland, OR, occasionally interviews a member of GirlFriendCircles and writes a guest post about their friend-making journey so we can all learn from, inspire, and encourage each other in our own … Continue reading

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The Cost of the Constant Catch-Up Cycle

Lunch with a friend? Yeah it was okay…. nothing amazing. Phone call with a friend? Glad we got that out-of-the-way for another 2 months…. Dinner with an out-of-town friend? Meh. She’s texting me to see when we can get together … Continue reading

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The Myth that Keeps You Lonely

You wish you had the kind of girlfriend you could just text a code word to and she’d know exactly how to respond; the friend who would say, “Let’s just hang out this weekend” and you’d want nothing more than … Continue reading

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Not Enough Time for Friends? Awesome Examples of Structuring Life Around Relationships

When I ask women what one thing they wish they could change about their friendships– the number one answer is along the lines of wishing their friends made more time for them. We’re weary by how we have to schedule … Continue reading

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