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Published: March 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Catherine Ryan


When you’re younger, friends are everything. As you get older and people change and family responsibilities and jobs require more time and attention, it’s not unusual to lose touch with friends. And if you move to a new city, distance makes it even harder.


"In midlife, women’s lives are particularly full," explains Irene Levine, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at New York University and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend. "But having supportive friendships is important — it reduces stress, blood pressure and the risk of depression." Besides, friends make life more fun.


So check out these strategies for how to seek and develop meaningful friendships. They require only a little extra effort and repay you with a priceless gift…


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