#111: Lydia Denworth - How to Build Stronger Friendships?Jun 14, 2022
Friendships, like all relationships, take time and effort. But it does more for your life than most of the health hacks you can think of. To shine more light on the subject, I have Lydia Denworth on the show.
Lydia Denworth is a science journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American, and the author of the book ‘Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond’. She has visited brain imaging labs and baboon troops in Kenya to understand friendship from a scientific perspective.
In this episode we discuss:
👉 How to understand friendship
👉 The difference between a good friend and a great friend
👉 How Vulnerability build friendship
👉 How intense experiences improve bonding
👉 How to make new friends
👉 Concrete steps to developing long lasting relationships
👉 And so much more…
If you're in a new city trying to build new friendships or want to increase the quality of your friendships, then don’t miss this episode.
1:24 Lydia’s journey into friendship
2:52 How to understand friendship
8:05 The difference between a good friend and a great friend
10:46 Walking away from unhealthy relationships
12:35 Lydia’s take on the saying you are the avg of the 5 most people you hang out with
16:10 Is friendship transactional?
18:10 How to be a good friend?
25:20 Having shared interests builds good friendships
29:30 Vulnerability in friendship
33:29 Why intense experiences improve bonding
35:19 How to make friends from scratch
38:45 How many friends can you have?
42:15 How to mend friendships
46:45 What has Lydia changed in herself after writing her book
52:10 Some concrete advice to developing relationships
55:48 Where you can find Lydia Denworth
56:15 Lydia’s advice for a happy, health and meaningful life
Connect with Lydia Denworth
Lydia’s Website: https://lydiadenworth.com/
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