Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | January 29, 2012

How to be a Best Friend Forever

“In How to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships (Jan. 2012, Worthy Publishing), clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. John Townsend shows us the sustaining strength of forever friendships, helps us break through barriers, and reveals eight vital skills necessary for building long-term, rewarding friendships.

The book covers things like:

  • The anatomy of a B.F.F. and 3 must-have qualities
  • How to find and keep a BFF
  • Learning to connect deeply in a friendship
  • The trouble with family or spousal BFFs
  • Does Facebook make friendships better?”

In modern times, the word “friend” has taken on a variety of meanings.  With Facebook and Twitter, friends can be anything from vague acquaintances to people who truly are our BFFs.  With the growth of digital technology it’s getting harder and harder to maintain quality in our relationships.

Dr. Townsend believes we thrive on quality friendships and that these friendships bring tremendous joy into our lives.  In his book, Dr. Townsend shows you how to build relationships that will last using research and stories from his own experiences and provides eight skills necessary to build long-lasting, rewarding friendships.

Much of what Dr. Townsend offers in his book are tools we should already and probably do know. The book is an easy read and one probably best read by teenagers and young adults or those who have found it difficult to maintain quality friendships.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. Sounds like an awesome book and I love that the cover features penguins! I might just have to pick it up!

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