Have you felt lonelier in your friendships and relationships since the pandemic? 2020 changed the landscape of friendships and relationships today. Beyond that, friendships already aren’t given the same weight in our culture as a dating relationship or a marriage typically gets. To help us discuss how we can build more sustainable friendships in a post-pandemic world is Blake Blankenbecler, creator of the Friendship Deck and a licensed therapist dedicated to being a “Friendship Educator.” We hope this episode is valuable for you this week!
Blake Blankenbecler, LPC is a psychodynamic therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. She has a private practice called Fig Holistic Psychotherapy in Charleston, South Carolina where she gets to help folks come into greater compassion and integration with their story, their body, and their emotions. Out of her work emerged a desire to study some of the most foundational and pivotal relationships that hardly get anytime in the spotlight: our friendships. She believes that life is meant to be lived in connection and helps friends have more meaningful conversations and create more sustainable friendships. Blake recently released The Friendship Deck, a game for friends to play to help them navigate modern friendships as an adult this August.