Did you have a best friend while you were growing up, someone that you shared everything with? Have you had that same kind of connection lately? For many of us, that kind of deep connection has been lost as we grow older. With Americans losing half their friends every seven years--often around moves, job changes, relationship shifts, and the stages of child-raising--more and more of us, whether in their 20's or 70's, are looking for the opportunity to create new friendships.
Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women’s friendship matching site in 65 cities across Canada and the U.S. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. She also writes at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show.