Friendshifts

Friendshifts

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by Jan Yager
     
 

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A comprehensive study of friendship including children and friendship, marriage and friendship, how friendships are initiated and maintained; thebest predictor of longevity in friendship; how the friendship principles that Dr. Yager learned could be applied to oter relationships; index; linedrawings; charts and self-quizzes.See more details below

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A comprehensive study of friendship including children and friendship, marriage and friendship, how friendships are initiated and maintained; thebest predictor of longevity in friendship; how the friendship principles that Dr. Yager learned could be applied to oter relationships; index; linedrawings; charts and self-quizzes.

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Library Journal
"Friendshifts" is the word that sociologist Yager (Business Protocol: How To Survive & Succeed in Business, LJ 6/15/91) invented to explain how friendships change throughout life. Drawing on her own research, Yager discusses how friendships develop and how changes such as relocation, marriage, or a new job often provoke changes in relationships. Yager sees making friends as a skill that can be learned, but she cautions that each friendship is unique, with its own rules and privileges. Arguing that shared values are more important in predicting the longevity of a friendship than shared interests, Yager gives practical advice on how to nurture new friendships, maintain old friendships, salvage shaky friendships, and terminate destructive ones. Friendships at work, friendships with relatives, and ethnic, racial, and gender friendship patterns are also covered. Throughout, Yager ably demonstrates how friends can improve the quality of our lives, enhance our self-esteem, provide encouragement, and compensate for family defects. Well recommended for public libraries.-Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal.
LIBRARY JOURNAL - Lucille Boone
�Yager ably demonstrates how friends can improve the quality of our lives, enhance our self-esteem, provide encouragement, and compensate for family defects.�
advance blurb-endorsement - Victoria Secunda
�A provocative exploration of the most vital of connections, Jan Yager�s book is a guidepost to the art of giving and receiving friendship� --bestselling author Victoria Secunda
Pubilshers Weekly - PW Reviewer
� �a rewarding, sensible self-help manual,�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889262291
Publisher:
Hannacroix Creek Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/19/1999
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
681,987
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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