For everyone who has ever wondered about friends who hurt or reject them, this authoritative book provides invaluable insights and on-target advice on taking actions to understand and effectively deal with problematical friendships. Based on extensive original research, When Friendship Hurts: How to Deal With Friends Who Betray, Abandon, or Wound You by sociologist and friendship expert Dr. Jan Yager (NY: Simon and Schuster, Inc., Fireside Books, 2002, 6th printing, 2009) demonstrates how, why, and when to let go of bad friends and how to develop the positive friendships (or put more time and energy into existing good friendships) that enrich our lives on every level.

At this web site, you will find a free excerpt of the book as well as brief descriptions of the 21 types of negative friends and the complete Reading Group Guide (that is also bound into the book). You may order the book right from this web site, by following the order links, or from your favorite local or online bookstore. (For bulk purchases, contact Simon & Schuster Special Sales: 1-800-456-6798 or business@simonandschuster.com.) At this web site, there are featured links related to friendship as well as information about the author, Dr. Jan Yager, links to her other web sites, a link to signing up for her free quarterly friendship e-zine, as well as how to contact Dr. Yager, book her to speak, or foreign rights inquiries. The media, including reviewers, producers, and interviewers, will find the book's media kit here.

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Friendship Journal
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