Video: How to Break Up With Your Friends
A conversation with author and psychologist Erin Falconer
Margit had a great chat with author Erin Falconer about friendships in midlife and how we work on (or don't work on 👀) these vital relationships. Erin's most recent book, How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships, was just released in January and is definitely worth a read.
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Margit and Erin talked about the fact that by midlife we’ve collected so many friends and relationships, and how important it is to nurture the ones that are most valuable to us.
Why don’t we talk more about our friendships — with our friends? Margit asked.
"I think there's a kind of a stigma,” said Erin. “We've never done it. We think about these relationships as nice to have… But they are actually crucial to our physical and mental health."
It was a really insightful chat – we hope you enjoy it!
Erin Falconer is an author, digital entrepreneur and associate psychotherapist. Erin released How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships in January 2022. In 2018, she released the critically acclaimed self-improvement/female empowerment book, How To Get Shit Done: Why Women Need To Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything.
She has been the editor-in-chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain since 2008. In 2017, Erin launched the PickTheBrain Podcast which ranks consistently in the top 20 in the Heath and Self-Improvement categories on iTunes and in 2019 was featured on the iTunes homepage, twice. Forbes Magazine named Falconer’s blog one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Sites for Women.” Erin is also the co-founder of LEAFtv a video lifestyle brand for the Millennial woman.
Erin has been heralded as one of the most influential female voices online, designated one of the Top Digital Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles by LA Confidential Magazine as well as being honored by Cadillac & Refinery 29 as one of “Top 7 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good.” In 2014, The Wall Street Journal included Erin in their prestigious “Women of Note.” In 2018 she was recognized as an “Architect of Change,” by Maria Shriver.