Ever feel like you’re back in middle school when navigating friendships? You’re not alone…

The truth is, friendships can be tricky, no matter what age you are.

In this very first Dear Katy episode, my close friend Janna and I dive into the initial batch of questions from listeners. We tackle some real-life dilemmas about self-worth, business partnerships, and how to navigate friendships in midlife. 

I even recount a relatable story about miscommunication, highlighting why it’s important to address concerns directly with friends. 

Today’s questions include:

  • How can I help my friend see her true worth and beauty when she has very low self-esteem?
  • I agreed to start a business venture with a friend, but now I’m not so sure about it. What should I do? And why do I keep putting myself in sticky business situations with friends?!
  • My closest friends seem to be pulling away. What should I do?

Managing friendships in midlife is all about giving one another grace and being willing to embrace change. Ready for a dose of inspiration and practical wisdom? Tune in to the full episode now! 


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