Episode 63

How To Make (Best!) Friends As An Adult, Deal with Conflict & Friend Breakups, Diversify Your Friend Group & SO MUCH more!

All the tools you need to make and keep amazing friends.

I’m SO excited about today’s episode, which is all about friendship. I think we spend a ton of time thinking about relationships and trying to be the best partner possible, and while that’s SO important, platonic friendships are ALSO incredibly important and really under-discussed.

This episode is a celebration of friendship, and also is jam-packed with advice ABOUT friendship, including Carissa Stanton (@broccyourbody) and Olivia Noceda (@olive.eeeats) on:

  • the story of how their friendship began
  • their best advice for making friends as an adult
  • how to build the intimacy to turn a friendship into a BEST friendship
  • why allowing for awkwardness is so important in building friendship
  • how they’ve made their long distance friendship work
  • how to get over hurt feelings when friends move
  • how they deal with jealousy (over money, relationships, etc) in their friendship
  • where they get their incredible confidence
  • what they love most about each other

Plus, friendship coach Danielle Bayard Jackson (@friendforward) answers all of YOUR friendship Qs, including:

  • the number one thing people do wrong in friendships
  • exactly what to do with friends you disagree with (about COVID, politics, their choice of partner, etc)—and how to know when to cut things off
  • how much your friends should be similar to you versus expanding your bubble
  • how to diversify your friendship group—including Danielle’s secret tip for bringing more Black people into your friendship circle
  • how to break up with a friend (including whether she recommends ghosting)
  • an exact script for dealing with conflict with friends
  • her best tips for making friends as an adult that aren’t lame (both virtually and in real life!)
  • how to stay close to friends in different seasons of life (friends with kids versus none, or single versus married)
  • what to do when you wish your partner had more friends

Finally, my own bestie, Gretchen Lidicker (@gretchen.amanda) joins me to chat about:

  • our personal friendship story
  • our secret to fast-forwarding intimacy in friendships
  • how to deal with anxiety and chronic illnesses in friendships
  • Gretchen’s genius tips for long distance relationships
  • how to use a time audit to improve your friendships
  • their best tips for making new friends, including what to actually do together

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the episode! Screenshot and tag me—I’m @lizmoody— and my guests and share your thoughts, feelings, and reactions. I’d also so love and appreciate it if you shared it with your own bestie!

PS: Have you snagged my Foodie preset pack? You can get all 8 presets, designed to make your food pics look as good as they taste, at lizmoody.com/presets.

PPS: Healthier Together is officially a number one best-seller! You can get your copy on Amazon or at lizmoody.com/cookbook.  Please keep sending me your creations on Instagram—they make me so happy!

This episode is sponsored by Garden of Life, who just released their insanely delicious Apple Cider Vinegar gummies. I love how supportive they are of my immune system and gut health—if you snag a bottle using my link, it lets the brand know you found them through me, which I massively appreciate and it costs you nothing extra. Link: https://amzn.to/3tJ0iyj

This episode is sponsored by LifeSeasons, a company that makes amazing supplements for gut health, inflammation, immunity, and many, many more, including my beloved allergy blend. Go to https://shop.lifeseasons.com?current-token=P8gRvbln and use the code “healthiertogether” for 15% off your order.

Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.

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