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'A timely, unique guide to approaching friendship, often the profoundest source of connection in your life, with the love (and self-reflection) it deserves.' – Francesca Specter, author of Alonement
A life-affirming handbook on how understanding the science of attachment can help you find friends and forge strong, lasting connections with others.
When was the last time you put yourself out there to make a new friend?
For many of us, the answer is too long ago.
Step forward psychologist and friendship expert Dr Marisa G. Franco, who explains how the undervaluing of friendship in our culture has led to an epidemic of isolation, and what we can do about it. Using the groundbreaking framework behind attachment theory, Platonic teaches us to identify and understand our individual styles – secure, anxious or avoidant – and why exploring how we behave in relationships is the key to unlocking what we’re doing right (and what we could do better) in our friendships. This book is the ultimate guide to learning how we make and keep friends for life.
'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.' – Dr Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast