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26/01/2012

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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 January 2012

Friendship from Cradle to Grave
Who are your closest friends? Why do some friendships last and others drift away? Are women better at friendships than men? Jane Garvey is joined in the studio by consultant psychologist Laverne Antrobus, journalist and historian Dan Jones and broadcaster Josie Barnard who is the author of The Book of Friendship to discuss the nature of friendship.

"A Girl's Best Friend"
Why is the notion of "best friends" so important to little girls? And do boys feel the same pressure to have a special friend? Jo Daykin joins a group of Year 6 from pupils to explore the psychology of partnering up.

Competition and conflict in friendships
Anna Bailey talks to two women who have taken part in research into friendships and conflict with Alison Winch, lecturer in English Literature at Middlesex University. Alison identifies competition as frequent source of conflict between women, so how do our insecurities about work, childrearing and our appearance affect our friendships?

Women in Business
Is it possible separate personal friendships from professional relationships?
Jane is joined by Daniella Genas who started a business with three friends but quickly discovered it had a detrimental affect on both the friendships and the enterprise. So when can friends work together? Is it a good idea to befriend colleagues? And how do promotions, pay rises and redundancy affect our friendships?

Friends for life
The Chemistry of long lasting friendships and what makes them tick.

Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Caroline Donne.

Chapters

5 items
  • Friendship Special - Panel Introduction

    Jane is joined by Josie Barnard, broadcaster and author "The Book of Friendship," Laverne Antrobus, Consultant Psychologist, Tavistock Clinic, Dan Jones, journalist and historian.

  • Psychology of Girls' Friendship

    The panel discuss how, as young children, we learn to make friends and how that varies depending on gender.

  • Competition and Conflict in Friendship

    How do men and women deal with conflict in friendships? The panel discuss.

  • Going into Business with your Friend

    Can you separate the professional from the personal? Jane speaks to Women in Business contributor Daniella Genas

  • Friends For Life

    Jane and panel discuss the chemistry of friendships and what makes them tick. We hear from Jan, whose friend Christine helped her through an abusive relationship.

  • Friendship from Cradle to Grave

    Who are your closest friends? Why do some friendships last and others drift away? Are women better at friendships than men? Jane is joined in the studio by consultant psychologist Laverne Antrobus, journalist and historian Dan Jones and broadcaster Josie Barnard who is the author of The Book of Friendship to discuss the nature of friendship.

  • “A Girl’s Best Friend”

    Why is the notion of “best friends” so important to little girls? And do boys feel the same pressure to have a special friend? Jo Daykin joins a group of Year 6 pupils to explore the psychology of partnering up.

  • Competition and conflict in friendships

    Anna Bailey talks to three women who have taken part in research into friendships and conflict with Alison Winch, lecturer in English Literature at Middlesex University. Alison identifies competition as frequent source of conflict between women, so how do our insecurities about work, childrearing and our appearance affect our friendships?

  • Women in Business: Is it possible separate personal friendships from professional relationships?

    Jane is joined by Daniella Geras who started a business with four friends but quickly discovered it had a detrimental affect on both the friendships and the enterprise. So when can friends work together? Is it a good idea to befriend colleagues? And how do promotions, pay rises and redundancy affect our friendships?

  • Friends for life: The chemistry of long lasting friendships and what makes them tick.

    Jane hears from listeners whose relationships have endured generations and enormous derailments to discover what is that makes a friendship work in the long-term.

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