Guest: Dr. Krista Wells

Topic: Healthy Friendships



Bethany and Ellie are having an awesome day in the Money MIllhouse speaking way too much about their coffee, then they talk about friendship. Can your business partner be your friend? Dr. Krista Wells joins the show to discuss that very question plus setting boundaries in friendships, friendship pre-nups, and the psychological benefits of good friends. She also touches on toxic friendships, taking your friendship “energy pulse,” knowing when to end friendships, and different kind of boundaries.

Bethany and Ellie discuss friends and money and their methods of keeping those boundaries clear. They also talk about traveling with friends, lending money, and positive things when it comes to ways friends can help you earn free things.


The Military Spouse Show, Military Spouse Coach, Morning Pages


Books Recommended by Dr. Krista Wells on Today’s Episode: 

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Pub. 2008 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study

Pub. 2012 by Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin

Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

Pub. 2015 by George E. Vaillant

The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist’s Way

Pub. 1997 by Julia Cameron

Military Spouse Show Podcast on Friendships:

Military Spouse Coaching Wheel resource:

Other free life coaching resources for increasing your health, wealth, and relationships:


Dr. Krista Wells
Krista Wells, Ph.D., The Military Spouse Coach ®, loves helping military spouses who are ready for change, find careers they feel passionate about, and create ideal lifestyles. Krista specializes in working with military spouses because it is a topic close to her heart. In addition to being married to a Marine herself, she has worked with hundreds of military spouses through her coaching work and trainings. As a personal and career coach, Krista has advised girlfriends of military enlistees, active duty wives, and reserve spouses who don’t have easy access to support services, and are ready to embrace military life and find a career they love. She specializes in helping spouses maintain their health goals, progress in their career, and sustain meaningful friendships and marriage. Before starting her business in 2003, Wells Consulting Services, LLC, Krista worked in Human Resources and Organizational Development. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Krista is a certified professional coach with the International Coaching Federation. Krista has written for a number of military publications including Military Spouse Magazine and National Military Spouse Network, she has been a motivational speaker at events such as the Military Officers Association of America, the Heroes at Home awards, and the National Military Spouse Network conference and she co-hosts a podcast titled “The Military Spouse Show”. Krista coaches spouses at her office located in central Connecticut and virtually over the phone from all over the United States. She met her husband when he was stationed in Camp Pendleton, California and he recently retired after serving as a Marine Reservist for 20 years. They currently reside in Connecticut with their four children.

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