Waiting to Exhale Topics for Discussion

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To what degree are the characters of Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria believable?

Is it possible for professional women to enter into such ill-fated personal relationships on a continuing basis?

Discuss the importance of the bond between the four women. How does the friendship between these black women possibly differ from friendships among white women?

What societal issues does the author attempt to address from the stories of Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria?

Which one of the four women can be considered the most self-confident by the end of the story? Why?

In what ways do the four main characters jeopardize their own happiness? Explain.

Why does Gloria feel that she is the most mature woman among the group of friends?

What advice could be offered to each of the women at the beginning of the novel that would impact the ending of the story?

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