Friendship is a relationship of mutual between people. Friendship is a stronger form of than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as , , , and . Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including , , , and . A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.
Less than a week after arriving in Connecticut, Douglas learned she could not stay with her friends. She had downplayed her illness. It was more than the family could handle. “Now I am putting my things together,” she e-mailed. “I will leave my things here except for a little day pack and what money I have. Am going to wash my hair, look for some paperback books to take with me, and ask them to drive me to an emergency shelter when they return.”
As family responsibilities and vocational pressures become less, friendships become more important. Among the elderly, friendships can provide links to the larger community; especially for people who cannot go out as often, interactions with friends allow for continued societal interaction. Additionally, older adults in declining health who remain in contact with friends show improved psychological well-being.
….my current BFF …u know we girlz alwayz need one…and I were discussing this very topic the other day…to sum it up “it’s not the quantity of friends…it’s the quality”