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Developing intimate friendships in childhood is important, given the critical role friendships play in social and personal identity, social support, and physical and psychological well-being. Studies show healthy relationships can suppress levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) during stressful times,…...

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Friendship

As we get older, we come to value friendship differently than we once did when we were children. Recently, a friend of mine was very upset because she realized that many of the people she called friends, really weren’t. They…...

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Friendship

My grandfather once said, “If you can count your true friends on one hand, consider yourself lucky.” Sounds strange I suppose, but as I get older, this statement makes more and more sense. In a world of social media, forming…...

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This morning I had a highly thought provoking discussion about female friendships versus male friendships with my mom. It started, however, with a discussion about the differences between men  managers and female managers and the challenges women face in management…...

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One of the worst dynamics that can kill a friendship is jealousy. If one friend is jealous of the other, it inevitably can ruin the friendship, or at least negatively impact it. Sometimes, however, when a friend is jealous, and…...

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I’ve often looked at friendships portrayed on some of my favorite television shows and wondered how realistic they are. For instance, the friendships on Friends, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother and a new favorite, Cougar Town,…...

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