Friendship Interrupted:

Friendship Interrupted: "Hello, Are You Still There?"

by JoAnne Cianfichi, Lisa Quinlivan

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Overview

JoAnne and Lisa met at the corner of Jackson and Pine in their hometown. It was a small Pennsylvania town with a big heart, and the girls found in each other qualities they sincerely needed. This is the story of two girls who would become steadfast friends after meeting during one of the first days of high school. As luck would have it, they walked home on the same route. Most students rode the bus since they lived in the suburbs. These two girls lived right in the city, which allowed for daily walks home together while they caught up on events of the school day. Many secrets were told at that corner and many tears were shed. But mostly there was the laughter of these 13 year old girls. Their lives were far from carefree, however. JoAnne lost her father to cancer when she was almost five, whereas Lisa lost her father on and off to alcoholism throughout much of her life. With similar yet very different childhoods, these two girls found each other and shared their teen years, providing support to one another for all the ups and downs. Yet life being as it is, there came the inevitable time when their paths diverged. Lisa became a young wife and mother while JoAnne went on to pursue college and career. In what they laughingly, yet seriously, refer to as their "bump"—and what would have been for other women way more than a "bump in the road"—misunderstandings and hurt feelings arose when JoAnne was getting married, with the potential to end their special bond. Through communication and perhaps a little luck, they were able to get past the hurdle of gossip and misstatements that seriously threatened their friendship. Years later, they are stronger than ever, wise about the missteps people take with friends, smart about how to avoid the traps, and philosophical about what friends can do for one another and how they add to a person's life and happiness. They are perhaps even closer, for they almost lost what means so much to both of them—their friendship. Through it all, both women have had various friendships. This is the story of their very special one…with each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495178153
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 05/07/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 575 KB

About the Author

JoAnne Cianfichi is an adventurous woman whose motto is, "If opportunity knocks, you better at least open the door." JoAnne worked for many years as a professional organizer, creating order out of clutter and chaos. She loves to dance and is married to a wonderful man; they have two loving children - a daughter and a son. Her husband's career has relocated the family from a suburb in Maryland to a European capital and now back to the U.S.Lisa Quinlivan works as an interior designer, enjoying it as a channel for her tremendous creativity and keen eye for beauty. She stays active playing both golf and tennis, and Lisa loves to sing. For her, timing is everything in friendship as it affects those we meet and get to know. "Friends are those we have the good fortune to meet at just the right moments." Her husband is her soul mate; they have two sons and several beautiful grandchildren.Lisa Quinlivan works as an interior designer, enjoying it as a channel for her tremendous creativity and keen eye for beauty. She stays active playing both golf and tennis, and Lisa loves to sing. For her, timing is everything in friendship as it affects those we meet and get to know. "Friends are those we have the good fortune to meet at just the right moments." Her husband is her soul mate; they have two sons and several beautiful grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Reviews of Friendship Interrupted v

Dedication vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Shifting Perspectives 3

Chapter 2 Appreciating Good Friends and Dropping Others 9

Chapter 3 Good Things Often Come in Pairs 17

Chapter 4 Sharing and Keeping Secrets 27

Chapter 5 Looking at Ourselves in New Ways 37

Chapter 6 Good Friends and Interests Are Gifts 47

Chapter 7 Cleaning Up Inevitable Messes 59

Chapter 8 It All Starts with Dads 67

Chapter 9 Looking Back on Old Times 75

Chapter 10 Living Forward in a New Reality 83

Afterword 91

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