Niobe Way


On her book Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

Cover Interview of June 28, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“We need to rethink how we parent boys.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

”Many of the boys we studied in late adolescence spoke about feelings of loneliness and isolation and how they missed their formerly close male friendships.  We discovered these patterns of loss and distrust right at the developmental moment when the rate of suicide among boys in the United States becomes four times that of girls.”

On the second:

”Maturity should be defined as ability to have mutually supportive, intimate, and deeply empathic relationships.”