What Did I Do Wrong?
When Women Don't Tell Each Other the Friendship is Over
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help Relationships
It happens without warning, and it hits you with devastating
force. Your closest girlfriend, the Ethel to your Lucy, the
Thelma to your Louise, cuts you off completely. No more
late-night phone calls, no more afternoon e-mails, no more
catch-up lunches and dinners. She has decided for whatever
reason to move on with her life and has left you to figure
it out on your own. The experience can be as painful and
confusing as a sudden breakup with a significant other, and
you replay scenes from the friendship and wonder what you
Until now, women had to endure the heartache of losing a
friend all alone, without the social support and
understanding that accompanies, say, a romantic split-up --
and to make matters worse, they don't even have their best
friend's shoulder to cry on. But What Did I Do Wrong? gives
you that sympathetic shoulder and a resource -- and some
answers -- that you can rely on. After author Liz Pryor had
gone through a number of these breakups herself, she set out
to discover why they were happening, how to help herself --
and others -- get through them...and how to prevent them
from happening again.
Through personal interviews and her popular website,
www.lizpryor.com, Pryor collected hundreds of stories of
friendships with which you will identify. Now she draws on
those stories to explore the dynamics of friendship breakups
in a candid, intimate way, revealing the patterns, the
warning signs, and some ways to put a friendship right or
help it change to meet your or your friend's changing life.
She also explains how to end a friendship -- if you find
that you need to do so -- in ways that honor both parties'
feelings and your history together.
Like the best kind of girlfriend -- one who really will stay
friends forever -- Pryor blends plain, old-fashioned,
feminine good sense and good humor with genuine empathy for
the thousands of women who live with the confusion that
lingers after an ended friendship -- for women of all ages,
races, and backgrounds. What Did I Do Wrong? validates your
feelings and inspires you to be more forthright and
compassionate with new and old friends. It might even lead
you to reconnect with a lost one. In the end, you will be
moved and uplifted by the many stories of strong
friendships, broken friendships, and renewed friendships
that make this book a treasure of women's wisdom and
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