Friendshipping!

Friendshipping!

How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter? Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird. Write us your questions at FriendshippingPodcast@gmail.com, and visit FriendshippingPodcast.com for more info. Remember that we're not therapists or doctors, although we have spent plenty of time with them.

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May 7, 2021 37 min
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I broke up with my ex, but we're amicable, and still living together. My friends don't get our situation. How can I make them understand it's all good?
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April 22, 2021 48 min
So I... didn't really keep in touch with my friends. For the last year. Much at all. Are they going to pissed at me when I reach out?
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April 15, 2021 30 min
A friend from work recently moved into the area. She's lonely, and she's latching onto me. What can I do to help her NOT rely on me for social interaction?
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April 9, 2021 36 min
How can I politely exclude a friend from a group hangout without harming our individual relationship?
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April 2, 2021 33 min
One of my friends is just way too sensitive lately. I like to joke a lot, and she feels like everything I say is aimed toward her. How do I tell her in a nice way, not everything is about her?
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March 25, 2021 31 min
I'm leaving a toxic roommate situation that has left me deeply wounded and hurting. How do I communicate my needs to my next roomie as clearly as possible?
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March 18, 2021 34 min
I like to keep my social life and work life separate, but my coworkers are overwhelming me with their friendship. How can I politely convince them to leave me alone?
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March 11, 2021 37 min
A rad teen listener asks: My friend keeps dumping her emotions on me. How can I help her get the care she needs?
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March 4, 2021 35 min
Dear Friendshipping: my book club sucks these days.
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February 25, 2021 33 min
Extroverts in the pandemic. Much like dark matter, our calculations suggest that they must exist, but we've had no hard evidence or firsthand accounts... UNTIL NOW. Our asker wants to know if she should just give up and move on from her less-active friendships. What's a socially starved extrovert to do? This week we also discuss writing exercises, Trin's scalp, and how deeply angry we are about the question we're go...
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February 18, 2021 33 min
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February 11, 2021 35 min
Tale as old as balls: All of your friends really love doing ONE THING together, and it's the ONE THING that you simply do not want to do. Today's asker is tired of playing the often stressful online game "Among Us." Sounds like it's time again for stating some needs and boundaries! We'll also cover alligator attacks, Mario Kart, and the interesting fact that all children's screams sound the exactly same,...
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February 4, 2021 36 min
No matter how cool you may be (and we're pretty sure you're super cool), every human being in history has experienced rejection. This week, our asker wonders if it's worth reaching back out to a group of friends who removed her from their ongoing DnD game, but does not consider that she herself may have done something wrong. Interesting!
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January 29, 2021 34 min
Today’s asker brings extremely relatable content: How can I be in touch with my friends, without actually expending the energy to have a conversation? We’ll discuss leaving “love packets” for your pals, the benefits of living underground, and how impressive it is any time you can give even a small amount of time to someone you love.
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January 21, 2021 25 min
I haven't heard from my friend in a long time. Like: a lonnnng time. Are we still friends? This week, we discuss how equally valid all of the following options are: giving up, giving up for now but then trying again later, or trying now and giving up later.
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January 14, 2021 35 min
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January 7, 2021 30 min
How do I maintain friendships if I have a very, very limited social battery? This week we discuss how to keep yourself charged while still putting in the work and being a supportive, loving friend. Content warnings for discussion of diagnosis, brief mentions of depression, PTSD.
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December 31, 2020 38 min
My roommate films the whole damn apartment when he’s on Discord. Is it normal to have Good-Smelling Room Spray in your bathroom? Cohabitation in the Age of COVID is tricky, but we’ve got special guest co-host Billie Bullock to help sort us out!
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December 24, 2020 25 min
We found the only people on Earth who are consistently, meticulously getting ready for Zoom calls, and they are driving this week’s asker a little bonkers. Let us discuss this rare species and how to handle it when your friends look so perfect that it’s starting to give you feelings.
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