Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--And Keep--Friends

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G.P. Putnam's Sons
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6.15 X 9.2 X 1.19 inches | 1.17 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. Marisa G. Franco holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland and works as a professor there currently. She writes for Psychology Today and she has been a featured psychologist in The New York Times, NPR, and Good Morning America. Dr. Franco delivers talks about connection and belonging all over the country to private companies, universities, and non-profit organizations.
A remarkable examination of the epidemic of loneliness and sound advice for alleviating it...A pleasing mix of research, advice, and humor, this book is a useful tonic to a key social ailment. --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

A smart and savvy guide on forging friendships...This has wisdom to spare." --Publishers Weekly

"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 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." --Shasta Nelson, author of Friendships Don't Just Happen!

"There isn't enough conversation around some of the central relationships in our lives: friends! We are craving information about how to make friends, keep friends, and be a better friend and Platonic delivers. I'm so impressed with the research and thoughtfulness in this book, and I learned so much about what might have gone wrong in my past friendships and what I want out of my current and future relationships. 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.

Filled with evidence-based tips and stories you can't wait to share, 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. --Laurie Santos, Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast

"Platonic is an intensive exploration about the healing nature and safe-haven to be found in friendships. It's 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

"If you don't want to see the doctor, see your friends. The evidence on this is very 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