Welcome to Influenced The Podcast Episode 5! Today we’re talking about adult friendships. Why is making friends as an adult so hard? That’s a question that we tackle in this episode. If you’re struggling with adult friendships, this episode is for you!

Did you miss episode 4?

We discuss our June Book Club pick, The Idea of You by Robinne Lee!

Adult Friendships

EPISODE FIVE: Adult Friendships

Weekly Love

Christine: Schitt’s Creek (Pregnancy Test Episode) 

Ew, David Doormat 

Lindsay: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick (in Truffle)

Weekly Hate 

Christine: The weather we’ve been having (Hot, Cold, Rainy, etc)

Lindsay: The Nordstrom Sale posts starting early (as of June 17) and telling people to open the Nordstrom card (bad advice to suggest people get in debt to shop a sale early)

Christine and Lindsay both shop the sale and use the credit card, but feel talking about it a month early is overkill. 

The Nordstrom sale begins July 12th. Will you be shopping it? 

Discussing friendships as an adult

Adult Friendships


The episode opens with a background on Christine’s and Lindsay’s friendships as 30-something, childless women. We discuss: 

  • How difficult it is to meet new people 
  • Putting yourself out there
  • Making friends within local blog communities
  • Age disparity in the blogging world 
  • Bumble BFF 
  • How hard it is to make friends as an introvert 
  • Toxic friendships and “vampires”
  •  And more! 

We also answer listener questions/thoughts, including: 

  • Trying to make friends while dealing with infertility/being child-free 
  • How hard it is to keep female friendships going 
  • Jealousy 
  • Women who change who they are around others
  • Tips to creating lasting friendships 

Don’t forget

July Book Club: Columbine by Dave Cullen

Going live on July 31st 

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