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Episode024. Mom Friends: A Conversation with Julia Wurst of The Dear Bestie Show

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In the spirit of expanding upon last week’s episode about how to create a successful moms group, I wanted to bring someone onto the show who could dive into those friendships a bit more.

Making friends as an adult is very different than how we made friends when we were younger. Our needs are different, the setting in which we make friends are different. So many elements of adult life—marriage, kids, moving, job changes—all of these complicate our efforts to make friends and can leave some of us feeling like we don’t even want to try.

But friendship is important. Especially as a mom. Our friendships with other moms can nurture us in ways that no other relationships can. Other moms just “get it.” They get us! They understand where we are and can empathize, offer relevant advice, hold our hand, and support us when we need it. And we’re gonna need it. In turn, we can do the same for them.

But life gets busy. Kids and schedules take up a lot of time. And in the middle of that whirlwind we can start to fall away from those friendships because we feel we don’t have time. Or issues and conflicts come up and we don’t know how to deal with them. So how do we foster friendships, work through challenges, and deepen our relationships with our mom friends?

I’d like to talk about it. I think we can benefit from talking about and focusing on our mom friendships more. Today’s guest likes to talk about friendship a LOT. Julia Wurst is the creator and co-host of the Dear Bestie Show, a podcast all about friendship. She and her co-host Mia Mauss (pronounced Moss) discuss topics that interest them as it relates to their friendship. They also read letters from listeners on the air. Julia is a wife and mom to a 4 year old daughter. She is currently a stay at home mom and loves to explore Maui with her family.

Here’s the link to my appearance on the Dear Bestie Show

In this episode we talk about:

  • How The Dear Bestie Show came to be & why it’s important to talk about modern friendship
  • Common issues, hang-ups, and problems surrounding friendship
  • Online vs. In-Person Friendships
  • Cross Sex Friendships
  • Enneagram/Personality Typing & Friendship
  • What direction The Dear Bestie Show is heading
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Friendship Advice

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