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Friendship as An Adult with Therapist, Blake Blankenbecler | Episode 204

October 26, 2022

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Over the summer, we hosted a series called “Well, That’s Awkward” all about the topics that can feel a bit taboo and we’re hitting one of those super popular episodes again with a Part Two! The latest friendship episode with my real-life friend Leah Thompson was so much fun sharing our experience making friends, challenges and just candid convo. This week, I brought on a friendship expert and educator, Blake Blankenbecler! She’s a licensed therapist out of Charleston, SC and is so much fun and has so much wisdom to share about friendship!

Friendship can be so awkward – like, “hi! Are we friends? Orrr?” We’ve been there, too. From making friends, to determining what kind of friends are our friends and then potential friendship breakups, it can be tricky water to navigate. That’s why we brought in Blake – to hit some of these pain points for you! Listen now!

She also has a super fun product called “The Friendship Deck.” The Friendship Deck is thoughtfully designed for you with 62 questions and three levels of increasing vulnerability to help guide you and your friends to greater intimacy with more ease. Grab a deck today!


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