The Friendship UPGrade: Trade Clickable Connections for Friendships that Matter by Heather Dugan

The Friendship UPGrade: Trade Clickable Connections for Friendships that Matter by Heather Dugan is a woman’s guide to upgrading “clickable connections,” finding face-to-face friendships, and building a mutual support system in her community.

We’ve grown disconnected. Many of us live amidst strangers as we tally up Facebook friends, the new collectible you don’t have to dust, and settle for “Soon!” It’s often easier for an adult woman to find an online date than a real-life friend in her own neighborhood. The Friendship Upgrade illuminates the growing issue of personal isolation and equips women to exchange clickable connection for real time, face-to-face friendships. Through the deeply personal stories of real women, it examines our varied routes to isolation – divorce, an emptied nest, increased mobility, as well as the impact of technology, over-effecient living, and the patterned choices that can root us in chronic loneliness. More Importantly, this book provides both a roadmap to creating anchoring connections and a model for building community with the disconnected “you go first” women around us who are silently hoping for the same outstretched hand.

About the author: Award winning author, Heather Dugan, is the founder of Cabernet Coaches, an “all ages, all stages” group for women that fosters self-betterment through face-to-face friendships and social connections. Her 2015 book Date like a Grownup: Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt & Advice Between Friends was a finalist (self help/ relationships) in the USA Book Awards and the Indie Next Generation Book Awards, and she speaks on topics pertaining to dating, relationships, social connection, and effective interpersonal communication.

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