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Chapter 1-the Power of Friendship

Chapter 11- How Friendship Enhances Your Career

CONTENTS

FRIENDSHIFTS

The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives

by Jan Yager, Ph.D.

Preface to the 2nd edition

PART I THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

1 The Power of Friendship

2 What is a Friend?

3 Perspectives on Friendship

4 From Acquaintance to Friend

5 Friendship Patterns

PART II FRIENDSHIFTS, OR HOW FRIENDSHIPS CHANGE THROUGHOUT LIFE

6 Childhood and the Single Years

7 Marriage and Friendship

PART III HOW TO BE A BETTER FRIEND

8 How to Maintain and Improve a Friendship

9 How to Prevent a Friendship from Ending

10How to Handle Friendships that End

PART IV WORK AND FRIENDSHIP

11 How Friendship Enhances Your Career

12 Male and Female Work Friendships

PART V LIFE AND FRIENDSHIP

13 The Friendship Factor in Everyday Life

14 Summing Up

Resources

References

Index

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR FRIENDSHIFTS:

"a fascinating book..." FORTUNE (Anne Fisher)

"A rewarding, sensible self-help manual for making , keeping, and improving friendships." Publishers Weekly

"To find out more about making friends, keeping friends and fixing—or breaking—friendships, read "Friendshifts" by Jan Yager. It’s one of the few books on the subject and a particularly good one." Marguerite Kelly, The Washington Post

"Well-recommended.…"Library Journal

"Sociologist Jan Yager has a lot to say on a much neglected topic." – New York Daily News

"A truly important book, based on fifteen years of research on the way healthy friendships can help in countless ways and why some friends are harmful to your health and life." --Bookviews

 
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