Pushing Friends to the “Acquaintance Zone” To Nurture Myself

Cutting out friends is harsh, but pushing some into the acquaintance zone may be just the space I needed.

I listened to a creator on TikTok explain that the reason why some women adopt an IDGAF attitude after turning 40 isn’t that they healed from past traumas or because they are somehow hardier thanks to life experience; it’s because hormonal changes shift the female brain from thinking in terms “I need a mate to procreate. Therefore, I will nurture them



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Sarah Cottrell

Writer + Editor | Slow Living + Science Nerd | Rep’d by Folio Lit | Follow my stories here: https://sarahcottrell.medium.com/membership