How To Make Friends Podcast

Gemma Scopes

A podcast empowering women to cure loneliness and make new friends.

All Episodes

In this episode I discuss signs of low self-esteem in friendships. From choosing friends that put you down to giving up on making friends, it all comes from how you feel about yourself. Give your self-esteem a boost with this episode. Join the How To Make Friends Patreon: www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Sep 24

17 min 45 sec

On this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, I'm joined by the lovely Ann to discuss all things burnout! We're feeling burntout, how about you?   Join the HTMF Patreon here: www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Sep 13

48 min 10 sec

From confidence to authenticity, here are some things to consider when making friends.   How To Make Friends Patreon: www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Sep 3

12 min 45 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends podcast, I discuss how friendship is self-care and how to maintain self-care within friendship. Join the HTMF Patreon here: www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Aug 26

15 min 57 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends podcast, I give you 5 serious truths on why you are struggling to make friends.

Aug 19

22 min 42 sec

On this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, I discuss what happens if you live trying to never let anyone else down. This is a must-listen for people pleasers!   Continue the conversation on the How To Make Friends Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Aug 12

16 min 29 sec

In this episode, I discuss how social media is killing friendships! The good, the bad and the ugly. Have a listen.   Join the HTMF Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Aug 5

13 min 13 sec

Today on the How To Make Friends Podcast, I talk all about self-fulfilling prophecies. These play a massive role in how we conduct ourselves in our friendships and ultimately how we build our communities, so what can we do to change our own luck?   Join the HTMF Patreon > https://www.patreon.com/howtomakefriends

Jul 29

14 min 18 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses starting over. If you're ready for a change, wanting to cut toxic people or not sure what to do next, this is the episode for you! Follow Gemma: @Howtomakefriends_

Mar 19

18 min 10 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss how guilt shows up in their lives and how they deal with it.  Follow Gemma: @HowToMakeFriends_ Follow Ann: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jan 21

46 min 14 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses new stats around loneliness, the impact of lockdown and 4 things to do if you feel like you are losing friends in lockdown. Follow Gemma on Instagram: @HowToMakeFriends_

Jan 14

16 min 50 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss all things self-sabotage. What it is, how it ruins everything, why we do it and how we can reframe its power.  Follow Gemma here: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann here: @TheTerrifiedWriter 

Nov 2020

42 min 50 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma addresses the recent news that 4.2 million people in the UK are feeling lonely. Listen to the episode for 5 simple steps to combatting loneliness during the pandemic.   Follow Gemma here: @Howtomakefriends_  

Nov 2020

23 min 8 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss the importance of putting yourself first, how to do it and the impact of not doing it.  Follow Gemma: @howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Nov 2020

41 min 51 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss loneliness during the pandemic, things to avoid that make you feel lonelier and the impact of social media. Follow Gemma: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Oct 2020

42 min 47 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss their definition of being popular, why popularity isn't everything and the benefits of not being 'popular'. Follow Gemma here: @HowToMakeFriends_ Follow Ann here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Sep 2020

51 min 7 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses why you shouldn't say sorry constantly, the impact of doing so and how to stop!

Sep 2020

18 min 47 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss Aristotle's philosophy of friendship, the 3 universal friendship types and what we can learn from them.

Sep 2020

48 min 55 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses 5 ways to help you accept yourself. Self-acceptance is a huge part of making friends so this is a great place to start. Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @HowToMakeFriends

Sep 2020

20 min 57 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss the Law of Attraction. They chat about how they found out about it, whether it actually works and how you can apply it to friendship.  Follow Gemma here: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Aug 2020

46 min 17 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses 5 reasons why you might feel like you don't fit in and it's not as negative as you think. Get ready to be inspired, reclaim your power and recognise when to declare 'I'm not here to make friends'! Follow Gemma on Instagram: @howtomakefriends_

Aug 2020

18 min

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss their anti-bucket lists and what they've learned from past mistakes. Follow Gemma on Instagram: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Aug 2020

43 min 16 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses 5 things you can do to feel instantly happier with your friendships. Follow Gemma here: @Howtomakefriends_

Aug 2020

19 min 48 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma & Ann discuss rekindling old friendships. When to know if to contact old friends, how to do it and they set themselves a new challenge.   Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @HowToMakeFriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jul 2020

40 min 49 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses the three currencies for a happy life. Friendships start with self-love, self-worth and confidence so it's important to put yourself first.    Follow Gemma on Instagram: @HowToMakeFriends_

Jul 2020

19 min 39 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss saying no to friends, why saying no is important and how to do it.  Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @HowToMakeFriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jul 2020

54 min 16 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses 5 things that make loneliness worse. Loneliness has a profound impact on self-destructive behaviour, so these are some things to look out for and manage. Follow Gemma on Insta: @Howtomakefriends_

Jul 2020

23 min 12 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann discuss how to be a good friend. They discuss expectations from friendships, what it means to be a good friend and how to be a good friend. More friendship resources: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk Follow Gemma here: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jul 2020

40 min 25 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses how to stop being let down by friends. From releasing expectations to being your own bestie, everyone needs to hear these things!   Read the blog: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk Follow HTMF Instagram: @Howtomakefriends_

Jun 2020

20 min 3 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma & Ann discuss social anxiety. They share their own stories, talk about the impact social anxiety has and give a positive outlook on how to manage it.  Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram here: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jun 2020

45 min 50 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses the one thing to focus on before making friends. Find more friendship advice here: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @Howtomakefriends_

Jun 2020

21 min 38 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma and Ann celebrate Gemma's 30th Birthday by sharing 30 Life lessons you need to know. AD | Get professional online counselling with Betterhelp: www.betterhelp.com/howtomakefriends   Follow Gemma on Instagram: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram: @TheTerrifiedWriter

Jun 2020

48 min

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses friendship breakups and 5 signs that suggest your friendship may be coming to an end. AD | Try online counselling and get 10% off your first month www.betterhelp.com/howtomakefriends Follow Gemma on Instagram www.instagram.com/howtomakefriends_ Read the blog: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk  

May 2020

19 min 17 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma & Ann discuss the impact of mental health on making and maintaining friendships and answer some of the listener's questions. AD | Try online counselling with BetterHelp here: www.betterhelp.com/howtomakefriends Follow Gemma on Instagram: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram: @TheTerrifiedWriter Subscribe to Ann's new YouTube channel: here

May 2020

45 min 25 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses 5 reasons why you may not have found your tribe yet. Here’s your reminder...it’s never too late! Read the blog: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk Follow HTMF Instagram: @Howtomakefriends_

May 2020

19 min 4 sec

In this episode of the How to make friends Podcast, Gemma & Ann discuss things you don't have to tell your friends and share some personal stories. Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram here: @Theterrifiedwriter

May 2020

52 min 5 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses the moment you realise that YOU have been a toxic friend and gives you 5 top tips on what to do next. Read the blog: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk Follow Gemma: www.instagram.com/howtomakefriends_ 

Apr 2020

20 min 34 sec

This episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast has been a long time coming! Gemma answers a listener question about how to overcome a friendship breakup with some actionable steps. Follow Gemma on Instagram here: @Howtomakefriends_ Read the How To Make Friends Blog: www.howtomakefriends.co.uk

Apr 2020

22 min 56 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast I am joined by a wonderful dietician on an anti-diet mission - Jo. We discuss the connection between loneliness and emotional eating. Spoiler alert: you're not alone! Follow us on Instagram here: @hungryforconnection

Apr 2020

45 min 50 sec

In this episode, of the How To Make Friends podcast, Gemma & Ann discuss life in isolation, expose humble-braggers and find out their own love language. Follow Gemma on Instagram here @theterrifiedwriter

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Apr 2020

47 min 43 sec

In this episode, Ann and I bring some positivity during this tough time. We discuss creating new hobbies, when to remove ex-friends from social media and the importance of connection.  Follow Gemma here: @howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann here: @theterrifiedwriter

Mar 2020

39 min 51 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends podcast, I discuss what not to measure your self-worth by and the importance of self-worth on friendships. Follow me on Instagram: @howtomakefriends_ Join Make Friends Club: www.makefriendsclub.com

Mar 2020

26 min 24 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Ann and I share the first listener friendsh*t story, discuss copycat friends and those awkward moments you bump into friends in the supermarket. Join Make Friends Club www.makefriendsclub.com Follow Gemma @Howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann @theterrifiedwriter    

Mar 2020

45 min 2 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, we talk getting over the 'start of the year blues', rejection in friendship and recognising toxic people.   Follow Gemma on Instagram @howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram @theterrifiedwriter

Feb 2020

59 min 25 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Ann and I talk all things 2020, starving egos, toxic positivity and not putting up with anyone’s sh*t. Join Make Friends Club Follow Gemma on Instagram @howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram @theterrifiedwriter

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Feb 2020

51 min 59 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends podcast, I will give you 5 steps to make you more open to meeting new people and developing them into rewarding and real friendships. If you’ve been inspired to make friends join www.makefriendsclub.com Let’s get social on Insta follow me: @howtomakefriends_

Jan 2020

19 min 47 sec

Merry Christmas! Here is the escape you need on Christmas Day. In this Coffee Catchup episode, Ann and I discuss Christmas traditions, what to do if you feel lonely and share some funny Christmas stories too. Enjoy. Join Make Friends Club here: www.makefriendsclub.com Follow Gemma on Instagram: @howtomakefriends_ Follow Ann on Instagram: @theterrifiedwriter

Dec 2019

1 hr 17 min

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, I discuss how to spot the signs of convenience friends and how to stop having convenience friends.   If you’ve been inspired to make friends join my tribe at www.makefriendsclub.com Let’s get social on Insta follow me: @howtomakefriends_

Dec 2019

24 min 34 sec

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Ann and I discuss Ann's first stand-up gig, friendship dates & whether we think men and women be friends!

Dec 2019

1 hr 2 min

In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, I discuss what to do when all your friends move on. I share my own story and give you 5 steps to move on yourself. Let's get social: Join Make Friends Club Follow me on Instagram Join my digital pen pal list

Dec 2019

27 min 31 sec