When we were children, it was easy to meet up with friends. As our parents were the ones to arrange playdates. We would express a desire to see a friend, and they would take care of the details. But now we are adult women, and making connections with other women is not always so simple. We would all love to have deep relationships that stand the test of time. But it can be more difficult than romcoms make it out to be.
Unlike when we were children, our time is filled with work and family obligations. Sometimes it can feel like there isn’t enough time for meaningful friendships. Sending a text, which is supposed to be convenient but come on, can often be a one-way conversation. And sometimes more of an obligation than connecting with someone. I mean, I’ve definitely left people on read. So, what can we do to actively foster the relationships we desire?
As Women, We Get Creative
As adult women, we have to think outside the box and be creative when it comes to forming relationships. We need to find something that we can do together. Instead of just grabbing coffee or drinks, which can be delightful-don’t get me wrong. The thing with coffee and drinks is that it can be hard to make happen without meeting up each time. And that’s not always practical. Especially if you have a jam-packed schedule like many of us do.
We need something that we can do together or apart and that helps us build the connection that we desire. Something that allows us to be creative and get to know each other better. But also allows us to provide lasting memories. Ones that will keep our relationship strong even if we don’t get the chance to meet up.
Enter Book Clubs and Co-Watching!
Maybe you’ve heard of this upcoming phenomenon among friends, but if you haven’t it’s time to pay attention. I mean, they even made a movie about it! Book clubs are a great way as adult women to have a meaningful connection with your friends. Even when you can’t meet up in person. You and your friends can gather together to choose a book. Whether this is from a list that you all agree on, or decide to take turns choosing new books each month.
It gives you all something to engage with together and discuss. And you don’t have to read the books only when you’re together. You can read it independently and then come together to discuss it. Book clubs are great ways for friends to explore different parts of literature and learn about each other in the process. You’re all interested in murder mysteries and love to bounce theories off of each other? Let’s keep it going! Reading romance novels and gushing over them together? Yes, please!
Co-Watching With Friends
Co-Watching is the book club of the streaming age. With everyone being busy, living in different areas, or just not really wanting to leave the house, co-watching is a great way for you and your friends to connect. It’s like the book club concept. You can watch a movie or show together but in the comfort of your own homes. You can start a group chat dedicated to co-watching. Then have everyone post their thoughts about the show or movie in real time. You can choose to watch a classic from your childhood, a reality tv show, or a movie that you’ve all seen before.
What’s fun about this is that it gives you something to look forward to each week. It can also be a shared experience with your friends. If you’re wanting to fully watch it together, Teleparty or Kast are great tools that help synchronize streaming. This way you all can watch it at the same time. This way, you can see everyone’s reactions in real time and discuss the episode right after. Plus, with co-watching, you can take to social media. Then you can join countless other people who are talking about the same show. In a way, it’s like attending a virtual viewing party.
Connection and Lasting Memories
Both book clubs and co-watching are unorthodox methods of connecting with friends, but they can be powerful in forming meaningful relationships. You and your friends start a book club and read a horrible book? You’re going to have lasting memories from that. Did you and your friends watch a terrible movie together in real-time? And all of you could not stop laughing? That’s a lasting memory.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter if the book or movie is amazing. What matters is forming and maintaining relationships with people that matter to us. Book clubs and co-watching give us an opportunity to come together, laugh, cry, and bond with friends. Even when we can’t physically be there. As adult women, we’re busy. But at the end of the day, we all want the connection we had when we were children, and these two activities just might help us get that. So why not give it a try?
Get Creative, and Get Connected! Empowering Women in Orange County, CA to Form and Maintain Meaningful Relationships.
We can get the ease of childhood friendships and keep ourselves connected. By forming book clubs and co-watching with friends, we can form a bond that will last long into our adult lives. So, what are you waiting for? At Moxie Family Therapy, we know how hard it is for an adult woman who has a lot of responsibilities. That’s why we are here to help you form and maintain meaningful relationships. Our team of compassionate therapists is here to support you in your journey to building relationships that will stand the test of time. Get creative and get connected today! To start your therapy journey at Moxie Family Therapy, please follow these simple steps:
- Contact Moxie Family Therapy
- Meet with a caring therapist
- Start forming and maintaining meaningful relationships!
Other Therapy Services Offered at Moxie Family Therapy
At Moxie Family Therapy, we know you may have other roadblocks in your journey to forming meaningful relationships. That’s why our therapists at Moxie Family Therapy offer a variety of therapy services so you can live your best life and build the relationships you deserve. We provide a variety of therapy services online and in-person at our Orange County, CA-based practice. Our therapists offer counseling for young adults, children, women, teens, and couples. Also, we offer therapy for therapists, clinical supervision, counseling for adoption, art therapy, and play therapy. Our team is also happy to support the LGBTQIA+ community. Contact us today and we will support you on your journey to reclaiming your moxie.
About the Author
Meet Melissa Mellon, LMFT, a compassionate therapist based in Orange County, CA, specializing in empowering women to maintain meaningful friendships through creativity and connection. With a focus on supporting women in nurturing their relationships, Melissa provides a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their emotions, strengthen their bonds, and cultivate a sense of belonging. Drawing on her expertise in relationship dynamics and self-expression, Melissa helps women navigate the intricacies of friendship and incorporates creative therapeutic techniques to enhance connection. Recognizing the importance of self-care and meaningful connections, Melissa guides women in integrating these practices into their lives. Embark on a transformative journey of healing, self-discovery, and cultivating fulfilling friendships by scheduling a consultation with Melissa today.