|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| The biology of friendship : to "tend and befriend" -- Friendship in context : social relationships in the twenty-first century -- "Friendology" : the science of friendship -- Early childhood : first friends -- Adolescent friendships : seeking ourselves in our friends -- Emerging adulthood : decisions, decisions -- Coupled up, but no kids yet -- Motherhood : kids on board -- The midlife years : reconnecting with ourselves and seeking companions -- The long road home : community and friendship in older adulthood -- Understanding who you are as a friend -- Roadblocks to friendships -- Mapping out your friendscape -- Redesigning your social support landscape -- Finding new friends -- Building strong friendships from the beginning -- Tips to strengthen existing friendships -- Friendship in the digital age : technology keeps us connected -- sometimes! -- Full-time friend/part-time lover : making friends with your mate -- Coming full circle with a circle of friends.
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|| From their biological and cultural origins to the varied manifestations of social connections, this book explores the deep bonds forged between women. By sharing stories from girls and women throughout their lives, authors Degges-White and Gainey thoughtfully illustrate the roles that contemporary social relationships play at different stages in our lives while offering insights to deeper self-understanding and for finding, establishing, and sustaining relationships at any age.