The secrets behind women’s BFFs – Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

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What is special about women's BFFs

What is special about women’s BFFs?

August 13, 2013

by Sandy Smith

The Secrets Behind Women’s BFFs

“Everyone needs a best friend. In fact the desire to connect to others is so deep that we usually choose a best friend even before we learn to write our names. Not only can their presence fulfill our emotional needs, a best friend can have a big impact on our wellbeing too…

Irene S. Levine, a psychologist, and professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, believes that sustaining long-term friendships takes work. ‘It means setting aside time to be with your friend and finding other ways to stay in touch, supporting her successes and being there for her when she has problems. There may be times when one friend is more needy than the other, but overall there needs to be a sense of balance.'”

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