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The Law of Averages: How Long Do Friendships Last?

Published: November 8, 2012 | Last Updated: June 11, 2024 By | 25 Replies Continue Reading
The Law of Averages: How Long Do Friendships Last?

How long do friendships last? They aren’t always for the long haul. The average friendship only lasts about seven years.

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Can we live with no friends?

Published: March 12, 2010 | Last Updated: July 6, 2023 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

Published: May 28, 2009 | Last Updated: November 30, 2020 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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