I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives

I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives

An expert's rich exploration of the intense, complicated landscape of women's friendships. ?Do I have enough friends?? ?Why did my friendship end?? and?What makes a good friendship work?" These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women?s relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, shedraws out engagin An expert's rich exploration of the intense, complicated landscape of women's friendships. ?D...

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Title:I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives
Author:F. Diane Barth
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0544870271
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives Reviews

  • Karen Day
    Mar 12, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

  • Dana
    Mar 01, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

  • Lori
    Jan 06, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

  • Casey Camilleri Marx
    May 17, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Kathleen
    Mar 25, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

  • Sharon
    Feb 17, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

  • Allison
    Mar 14, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Betty
    Mar 13, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Oct 25, 2017

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Danielle
    Jan 29, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Amy Mcdicken
    May 03, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Amandine
    May 23, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Heidi Melzer
    Mar 01, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Summer Sterling
    Feb 11, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Carol
    Mar 16, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

  • Leslie Jonsson
    Jan 06, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

  • Candice Bentley
    Apr 26, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Tanya
    Mar 30, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Christina
    Mar 14, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

  • Sandy Belfi
    Mar 29, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Michelle
    Feb 11, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

  • Ruby
    Mar 01, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

  • Iris
    Apr 08, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Meghan
    Jan 29, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

  • Akirah
    Mar 08, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Jen
    Apr 29, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Michelle Pulignani
    Mar 18, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

    "It is not always easy to know when to offer advice, when to make an active intervention, when to keep your opinions to yourself and simply offer support and comfort. Or when to simply give up - a solution that could mean leaving a friendship altogether." :if a woman is going to be ...

    This book explained, with examples, how women develop and maintain friendships. I believe that the book would be great for a book group-- not only for adult women, but for young adults. ...

    Less scholarly than I?d hoped. Definitely brought awareness of friendships that have disappointed me, or disappeared. Didn?t really offer remedies, either. Left me sadder and only a little wiser. ...

    First great non-fiction book I've read this year (yes, I realize the year has just started). A thorough evaluation of women's friendships, why they last; and why they end. Very informative. ...

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  • Molly Sutter
    Apr 15, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

  • Nancy
    Apr 19, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...

    While I think this book touched on some ways in which female friendships are special, this book really seemed to be more about the nuances of personalities meeting and meshing (or not) in general. The book touches on a number of topics, including how friendships begin and end, and even...

    Reading this book was a treat for the mind. Diane Barth is a wonderful writer. She talks clearly and beautifully about all aspects of friendships between women, not just the satisfying and joyful parts. I loved how she organized her investigation into small pieces, so I could pick up t...

  • Betty Mintz
    Apr 09, 2018

    For decades, NYC psychotherapist F. Diane Barth has specialized in women?s counseling and studies. Our valuable and vital connections to others are explored in ?I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women?s Lives? . Over time as women mature and experienc...

    Before: I won an advanced copy through Goodreads and the publisher and I can't wait to get it because the older I get the less I think I understand. My female friendships are very important to me. Aren't we all a little Complicated? During: So far this book is a little scattered and m...

    A scholarly examination of the way in which women's friendships differ from men's, this book seeks to provide insight into how and why friendships occur and change. I'm not entirely certain that the author achieved this goal. She used a meta-analysis of media (including TV shows like "...

    I enjoyed this book. It's worth a read. This book is written by a psychotherapist who specializes in women's relationships. It delves into all the nuances of female relationships. I liked how it brought out that some women feel if they don't have that close we -share -everything-and...

    Just shy of my 21st birthday, I was told by a woman, seven years my senior, that she "had enough friends" and would only add "acquaintances" from that point on. I was surprised at her comment because first, I hadn't been thinking we were becoming friends; second, I wasn't really intere...

    A thoughtful book by seasoned psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, based on interviews with other women ( their names and other details are altered for anonymity). One interesting section is on when a woman should or shouldn't let a friendship end, and how this decision might vary according t...

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was waiting for a book like this to be created. This is the ultimate guide for adolescent socialism. This book provides a full depth analysis on the social problems and complexities that everyone faces everyday and the reasons pro...

    As someone who is fascinated by women's friendships, I enjoyed this thoughtful and insightful look into the complications, joys and sorrows that women experience with each other. I thought the use of reoccurring characters to extrapolate points was well done. And I especially liked sec...

    I found the book insightful and relevant to my personal friendships. I have a friend with an eating disorder and now have a better understanding of her situation. Ms. Barth discusses how friends from childhood are links to the past and help one remember her parents. For only children s...