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Platonic

How Understanding Your Attachment Style Can Help You Make and Keep Friends

Author: Marisa G. Franco, PhD  

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A life-affirming guide on how understanding the science of attachment can help you find friends and forge strong, lasting connections with others.

Why attachment theory is the key to unlocking what’s working (and what’s failing) in your platonic relationships, and how you can both make new connections and deepen longstanding friendships.

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A life-affirming guide on how understanding the science of attachment can help you find friends and forge strong, lasting connections with others.

Why attachment theory is the key to unlocking what’s working (and what’s failing) in your platonic relationships, and how you can both make new connections and deepen longstanding friendships.

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'A timely, unique guide to approaching friendship, often the profoundest source of connection in your life, with the love (and self-reflection) it deserves.' - Francesca Specter, author of AlonementA life-affirming handbook on how understanding the science of attachment can help you find friends and forge strong, lasting connections with others.When was the last time you put yourself out there to make a new friend?For many of us, the answer is too long ago.Step forward psychologist and friendship expert Dr Marisa G. Franco, who explains how the undervaluing of friendship in our culture has led to an epidemic of isolation, and what we can do about it. Using the groundbreaking framework behind attachment theory, Platonic teaches us to identify and understand our individual styles - secure, anxious or avoidant - and why exploring how we behave in relationships is the key to unlocking what we're doing right (and what we could do better) in our friendships. This book is the ultimate guide to learning how we make and keep friends for life.'Platonic is a fantastic guide not just for making and keeping friends - it's also a manifesto for how to more effectively invest in the stuff that really matters in life.' - Dr Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast

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“As a culture we have long been obsessed with romantic love and parent/child love, and yet it will be our friendships that will most determine our health and out happiness. Reading Platonic will not only inspire a shift in your priorities but will also guide you to create the community you crave. Filled with studies, interviews, and real-life stories, Marisa Franco leads us back to what matters most: love in all its forms. If you want to feel genuinely connected, read this book.”

''Dr. Marisa G. Franco and Platonic have been invaluable guides on my journey to nurture and deepen my friendships. Her advice is wise, concrete, and effective—and my friendships are better for it.' -- Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed
This is a timely, unique guide to approaching friendship, with the love (and self-reflection) it deserves. -- Francesca Specter, author of Alonement
Reminds us of the importance of platonic love in today’s society - bucking the notion that romantic love trumps everything else in our lives. -- The Wall Street Journal
Franco gives practical guidance on how to manage psychological (and other) blocks to friendship, paving the way to deeper relationships. -- University of California
Franco collects and shares the most pertinent insights about the psychology of friendship... game-changing secrets. MindBodyGreen
Provides a clear and actionable blueprint for forging strong, lasting connections with others—and for becoming our happiest, most fulfilled selves in the process. -- Next Big Idea Club
A gentle, yet affirming, call-in for us to investigate how we’ve regarded the platonic relationships in our life and opportunities for deep fulfillment that we may be missing out on. -- Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Therapy for Black Girls
Franco offers suggestions for making connections, with step-by-step guidelines on how to be a better pal. -- Essence Magazine
A fantastic guide not just for making and keeping friends—it's also a manifesto for how to more effectively invest in the stuff that really matters in life. -- Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast
A handbook for us all on how to get out of our own way to make new friends. -- The Globe and Mail
It's hard to make friends as an adult – here's great advice on how to do it. -- News24
If you want to feel genuinely connected, read this book. -- Shasta Nelson, author of Friendships Don’t Just Happen!
The evidence is clear—having strong connections is the lowest-hanging fruit on the tree of a healthy life. What’s less straightforward is how you go about doing that, so see this doctor and she’ll help keep you away from the other ones. -- Billy Baker, author of We Need to Hang Out
I closed this book determined to prioritize my friendships as one of the most important aspects of my life. -- Laura Tremaine, author of Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First
A fascinating meditation on how we develop and build meaningful relationships. An insightful, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable read. Everyone needs this book -- Lauren Martin, author of The Book of Moods

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About the Author

An enlightening psychologist and international speaker, Dr Marisa G. Franco is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland, writes for Psychology Today, and has been a featured psychologist for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph and Vice. She speaks on mental health and belonging at corporations, government agencies, non-profits and universities.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Bluebird
Published
15th September 2022
Pages
336
ISBN
9781529075885

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