Category: Friendships

How valuing friends makes twilight years the happiest

Dec 16 2013

As people grow old they become cantankerous, grumpy and generally unhappy with their lot in life, according to popular portrayal. Far from the Victor Meldrew stereotype, those in their twilight years are actually happier than younger people  because they have learnt the value of a true friend. People who value their friendships report having happier …Read the full article

Maintaining friendships after marriage

Dec 16 2013

Couples are often faced with tension when it comes to friendships outside of their relationship. Conflict can arise when one person has the need to be social and included with others and the other desires alone time and is withdrawn from social events. Understanding and accepting each other’s differences are key to nurturing the friendship within your …Read the full article

Can you make friends – good, true friends – in a pub? Joe Hackett explores

Sep 06 2012

A man walks into a bar and he says ….well, what does he say? Let’s suppose that he’s new to the area, looking to extend his circle of friends. A bar is as good a place as any to find a male friend. Pubs are a neutral meeting point. I’ve made friends in pubs – …Read the full article