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B.F.F. a memoir of friendship lost and found

Tate, Christie. (Author).

Reflects on the author's lifelong struggles to sustain female friendship and how the return of an old friend helped her explore the reasons she has avoided attachment. After more than a decade of dead-end dates and dysfunctional relationships, Christie Tate has reclaimed her voice and settled down. Her days of agonizing in group therapy over guys who won’t commit are over, the grueling emotional work required to attach to another person tucked neatly into the past. Or so she thought. Weeks after giddily sharing stories of her new boyfriend at Saturday morning recovery meetings, Christie receives a gift from a friend. Meredith, twenty years older and always impeccably accessorized, gives Christie a box of holiday-themed scarves as well as a gentle maybe now is the perfect time to examine why friendships give her trouble. “The work never ends, right?” she says with a wink. Christie isn’t so sure, but she soon realizes that the feeling of “apartness” that has plagued her since childhood isn’t magically going away now that she’s in a healthy romantic relationship. With Meredith by her side, she embarks on a brutally honest exploration of her friendships past and present, sorting through the ways that debilitating shame and jealousy have kept the lasting bonds she craves out of reach—and how she can overcome a history of letting go too soon.

Large Print Book  - 2023
LP 616.89 Tate
1 copy / 0 on hold

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  • ISBN: 9798885789639 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description 447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition Large print edition.
  • Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2023