I speak with Dr. Marisa G. Franco, a friendship expert, about what healthy relationships look like, how friendships help us to know ourselves better, and how to start making better connections.
1:00 – What does a healthy friendship look like?
2:30 – Why friendships matter (and how they help you know yourself)
6:30 – The three types of loneliness
9:00 – How modern society contributes to loneliness
13:30 – How relationships form: Initiate, disclose, expose, affirm
25:45 – Asking for support and intimacy
28:15 – Positive vibes only vs. doing the work
31:00 – How to rebuild friendships
37:30 – Turning inward to make friends
43:15 – The optimal use of technology
46:30 – Quality vs. quantity
48:45 – Where to learn more
- Dr. Marisa Franco’s website
- Dr. Franco on Instagram and Twitter
- We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends by Billy Baker