Learn about the things you stand to gain when you maintain fulfilling friendships below.
Check out these other FN articles for more on the benefits of friendship:
- New Study: Make Friends to Live Longer + 5 Ways to Give Off a Friendlier Vibe
- New Study: Our Brains Are Hard-Wired to Connect with Friends + 5 Tips to Better Understand Your Pals
- Who's the best friend you've ever had, and why do you love him or her?
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Features section as "Forever Friends" in May 2008; adapted for use in Female Network)