Tag: longevity

The law of averages: Do all friendships last for the long haul?

November 8, 2012 | By | 25 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some thoughts on a longevity statistic: On average, most friendships—even very good ones—last only seven years.

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Can we live with no friends?

March 12, 2010 | By | 52 Replies Continue Reading

Unfortunately, many older people lead isolated lives for a variety of reasons: physical, emotional, and situational. One report estimated that as many as two million of the nine million Americans over the age of 65 who live alone say they have no one to turn to for help.

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The Seven-Year Expiration Date on Friendships

May 28, 2009 | By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s always exhilarating to make a close friend—a soul mate—someone you understand and who makes you feel understood. When this happens, it feels like the bond will last a lifetime. Yet most friendships, even the best of them, don’t last forever. Research by Dutch sociologist Gerald Mollenhorst at Utrecht University confirms that the large majority […]

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