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Teen Best Friends on the Wane?

Published: June 16, 2007 | Last Updated: June 16, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Preliminary findings of a British study suggest that today’s teens are far less likely to have a best friend than teens of twenty years ago. In 1986, one in eight 16-year-olds said they had NO best friend whom they trusted; in 2006, that proportion rose to one in five…The author of a study of Youth […]

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How many is too many?

Published: May 26, 2007 | Last Updated: June 20, 2007 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Aristotle characterized three different types of friendships, according to a recent article in Philosophy Now by Dr. Timothy Madigan. They include friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure, and friendships of good. Friendships of utility offer some mutual advantage to both parties (for example, co-workers, business partners, classmates) Friendships of pleasure describe those where people simply […]

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