Today I welcome an enlightening psychologist, international speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Marisa G. Franco! She 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 and authored the New York Times bestseller Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice.
In this episode, we dive into friendship and attachment, the very real challenges we all experience around friendships and why we might be experiencing them, PLUS pro tips on how to initiate new friendships as an adult and keep them intimate, nourishing, and lasting. Listen now on your favourite podcast app, on Youtube or at markgrovespodcast.com
01:19 Why do we devalue friendships?
03:46 Friendships and attachment styles
10:17 Frienships and conflict
12:40 Friends helped us to grow
17:35 Friendships between men and women
22:40 Male and female group behavior
24:34 Are we in a masculine friendly culture?
26:53 Friendships and attractions
29:58 The fear of vulnerability
33:24 Skills you need to make and keep friends
36:20 Building connections and initiating friendships
44:56 How to maintain relationships