Why can’t we be friends? | Dr. Jill Squyres | TEDxVail

“Like mid-century ideas about marriage, old-fashioned expectations about friendship don’t reflect contemporary realities.”

Dr. Jill Squyres is a Vail Valley, clinical psychologist of 25 years who delves deep into the mysteries of friendships to gain perspective on loneliness and frenemies. Her fascinating endeavor begs the question, Why Can’t We Be Friends?


As a clinical psychologist for 25 years, Jill Squyres, talks with people about many of the most intimate details of their lives. Over the years, she’s listened to many smart, interesting clients describe intense loneliness as they speak wistfully about how difficult it has become to find and maintain close friendships, changing face of friendship.One of her greatest privileges is helping people build the courage, trust, insight, and empathy needed to form the intimate emotional connections most of us crave. She believes that strong societies are founded on strong relationships. She helps individuals build better friendships, healing their worlds.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx