Do you feel energized and full of good ideas after being with your friends? If a friend doesn't support your identity, then the two of you aren't connecting in an authentic way. She might be deflating your confidence as a result and leaving you feeling unsettled rather than recharged.
Many people view friendship as a happy but relatively superficial part of life: the cherry on top of the sundae rather than the sundae itself. But in her new book Friendfluence, Carlin Flora explores just how much influence friends can have.
Drawing on the latest research in psychology, Friendfluence provides a charming and informative examination of the impact of friendship at a time in which family relations and social structures have been scrambled.