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Exploring Gender Mysteries

Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.

Exploring Gender Mysteries – The “Friends’ Zone”: Clarity or Confusion

What is the “friends’ zone” and why do young men dread it? And why do young women use it? Is the “friends’ zone” a sign of confusion or clarity? Listen to Dr. Ann discuss this contemporary topic with Taylor, an eighteen year old male who is a recent high school graduate and college bound.


Taylor, an articulate 18 year old explains “friends’ zone.” This discussion demonstrates how gender creates separate and problematic worlds for young adults who are trying to become friends and lovers. Listen to this discussion and become aware of what could be complicating your romantic life, so you can set a new path for yourself.