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Why Are Friendships After Becoming a Mom So Hard To Make and Maintain?

Have you felt yourself drift from your friends pre-motherhood? Or have you found making new and meaningful friendships hard after becoming a mom? I welcome Danielle Bayard Jackson, a relational health educator who has made a career out of studying what the research has to say about creating quality platonic relationships. She also has a new book coming out called, Fighting for Our Friendships: The Science and Art of Conflict and Connection in Women’s Relationships.

She joins me to discuss:

  • The three reasons why friendships after motherhood are so hard to make and maintain
  • Why having meaningful and strong female connections is important for our mental health
  • How to handle “passive” friendships
  • Practical ways to find meaningful connections with peers amidst the mental load and business of our lives

Connect with Danielle on Instagram @daniellebayardjackson. Check out her book!

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