Friendships in adulthood — the challenges and rewards


Hour 2

A recent article in the New York Times got us thinking about adult friendships and why making friends gets harder as you grow older.  If you’ve moved to a new city or neighborhood or gotten a new job, maybe you’ve experienced this too. What we’re looking for in a friend may also change as we age.  This hour, we’ll explore friendship in adulthood – what are the challenges and rewards?  We’ll also look at the differences between the bonds men and women make.  Our guests are clinical psychologist ANDREA BONIOR who is the author of “The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends”  and Stanford psychology professor LAURA CARSTENSEN who will fill us in on health benefits of social relationships.

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Photo credit: Flickr user Marianne Janssens (CC License)

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