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Less Alone: A Podcast About Connection

In a world where we are more in touch than ever but meaningful connections are lacking, 3 friends, Amy Moore, Anna Newell Jones, and Erin Linehan have taken their coffee shop chats to the podcast studio.

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Jul 3, 2019

Welcome back to the Less Alone Podcast! We start off with our experiences from the listening challenge then we talk about what it means to be a terrible friend. Last week we talked about how to be a good friend, so today we are flipping the switch to really dig deep and find out what qualifies as being a bad friend. In our conversation, we define one-sided relationships, we look at what causes people to get into unhealthy relationship cycles, and how EMDR can be used to get to the root of your issues. Next, we discover why conflict is not always a bad thing and how to use the rupture and repair technique to communicate in relationships and sort through recurring problems. We also discuss the difference between toxic vs. bad relationships and learn how to set those must-have boundaries by teaching others how they should be treating you. So for an incredible episode on the intricacies of friendship, be sure to join us today!


Key Points From This Episode:


  • A shout-out to our listeners and their reviews
  • What we learned and our experience with the “listening challenge”
  • Why children often feel less heard and why it’s important to give them that space
  • Outlining the characteristics of what a bad friend is
  • Understanding what a one-sided friendship looks like
  • Why people often repeat patterns from their childhood in their friendships
  • The benefits of using EMDR to get to the root of a problem
  • Stories of our personal experiences of being a bad friend
  • Why conflict isn’t necessarily bad
  • Understanding the concept of rupture and repair
  • 9 tips for making a true apology
  • Learning to differentiate between toxic and bad relationships
  • Recognizing gut instinct versus fear
  • Implementing boundaries: teaching others how to treat you
  • Practical tips to get out of toxic relationships
  • Awareness challenge: learning to use “I feel” statements
  • And much more!


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