From the hosts of hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend comes the bible on how to keep each other close. You meet – and there’s a spark. You want to know everything about each other. You spill your secrets, you spend all weekend together, you go on holiday. You fight, and it’s gut-wrenching. You see each other through the worst times and the best. You know each other better than parents, siblings, lovers. You stay in touch when miles apart. You will always be there.
This is the most important relationship of your life. This is your Big Friendship. A close, fulfilling friendship is the key to happiness – everyone from Greek philosophers to Instagram influencers will agree. But for all that, we don’t talk enough about what it takes to nurture friendships for the long haul.
Telling the story of their own ten-year, complex, loving friendship, Aminatou and Ann share their hard-won wisdom with honesty, hilarity and compassion. They’ve weathered life-threatening health scares, long-distance living, racial tension, emergency counselling and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a parking lot. And they know: the most important part of a Big Friendship is making the investment in each other.
This is a bible to treasure and a gift to bestow – an inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of society’s most underappreciated relationship, showing how it can survive anything and become a life-affirming bond.