How to Build Closer Friendships & Get Rid Of Loneliness

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The Mel Robbins Podcast

HOW TO BUILD CLOSER FRIENDSHIPS & GET RID OF LONELINESS

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Why is adult friendship so hard?  

Today, Mel is finally having the conversation on how to find your people, have more fun, and create meaningful friendships as an adult. 

In this deeply relatable episode, you’ll learn the 5 lies that you tell yourself about friendship that are keeping you from having the best relationships of your life—and the truths you must know. 

If you’ve been feeling lonely, left out, or just like your friendships are not as strong as they used to be, you’ll feel empowered and encouraged by the time you finish listening. 

Mel is giving you her exact 3-step playbook for finding, making, and strengthening your relationships. This is an encore episode with new and exciting insights from Mel at the top of the episode, that is packed with tools, tips, and scripts to create more meaningful friendships. 

If you liked this episode, especially the last 10 minutes of it (you’ll have to listen to know what I’m talking about!) you’ll love this one next: This One Hack Will Unlock Your Happier Life

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In this episode:

  • 3:31: Do you make this same mistake while scrolling through social media?
  • 5:46:  If you're doing this, you're sabotaging your friendships.
  • 7:28: If you take away anything from this episode, let this be it.
  • 10:15: The first lie you tell yourself that’s preventing true friendship.
  • 12:18: We all do this, and it makes you feel like a loser.
  • 14:49: You don’t need a lot of friends; you only need THIS type of friend.
  • 19:47:  This Ivy League research reveals why you hesitate reaching out to new friends.
  • 24:40: You’ve been lying to yourself about this type of friendship. 
  • 27:49: Holding on to old friendships that no longer work?
  • 31:27: If you’re a people pleaser, you need to start doing this instead.
  • 39:20: Use this tool to become flexible in your friendships.
  • 43:39: How many hours it takes to make a new friend, according to research.
  • 51:16: Do this one thing every day to strengthen your friendships.

Resources:

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