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Relationship Experts With Tips on Taking Friendship Offline

Guest Boot Camp Instructors

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Our Take Friendship Offline Boot Camp provides eight weeks of training and tips to get more face-to-face time with friends. Too often today, people are busy and end up texting or emailing a friend rather than seeing them in person. Over time, this can make you feel disconnected from your friends, and doesn't give you the full benefits of all that a connected relationship can provide.

The following relationship experts offer weekly tips on how to make time to see your friends.

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen (AKA The Bounce Back Babe), writes articles to help people cope with life’s ups and downs. Her tips for taking friendships offline include regular culture crawls and MeetUp MashUps.

Find out more about Laurie or read her tips.

Kimberly Dawn Neumann

Kimberly Dawn Neumann is a freelance writer and author who specializes in dating and relationships. She recommends Chat-n-Chais (or Kaffeeklatsch's) for frequent, short, friendship dates that keep you in regular contact with your pals.

Find out more about Kimberly Dawn or read her tips.

Shasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson is the CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, a female friendship matching site in 35 U.S. cities, and the author of Friendships Don't Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends.

To connect with friends, Shasta recommends hosting a "Sharing Party" and also calling up a few acquaintances so you can get to know them better. Find out more about Shasta or read her tips.

Jerry Gardner

Jerry Gardner founded Companion Tree.com. His Boot Camp tips include going outside your comfort zone to connect with a friend, and playing the "Alphabet Game" to find new activities to do. Read more about his tips for taking friendship offline.

Janis Kupferer

Janis Kupferer is the founder of SocialJane.com, a women's-only friendship networking site designed to help women find and form new friendships. Her Boot Camp tips include meeting for an athletic activity, getting involved in the community, attending a lecture, among other suggestions. Find out more about her tips.

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