How Friendship Can Be Defined As A Voluntary, Closed, Mutual And Dyadic Relationships

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The Importance of Friendships Friendship can be defined as a voluntary, closed, mutual and dyadic relationship. A friend is a person with whom we share a deeper level of interaction and communication. When we say deeper it does not mean that we necessarily need to be in contact with our friends very frequent. We can still have a valuable friendship and not be in touch with it for a long time. A real friend is a person that even we do not see him very often, we still manage to catch up with each other from time to time, and talk as if time has not passed by. Distance is not important for a real friendship. Conversely, acquaintances can be people that even if you see them every day, like your coworkers, you talk to them in a very superficial way. We do not engage in deeper relationships with acquaintances, even when we are closest to them than to our real friends. We can also find a big difference between the level of support we receive from acquaintances and the level of support we receive from real friends. We can say that a person is our friend for the experiences we have shared together. A friend is a person that is mutual connected to us. We can find empathy in a friendship. Friends can offer us a level of support that we cannot find in others. Friendship plays a role and change over development. In younger ages, people make friendships based on similarities in observable characteristics. Observable characteristics can be defined as age, race, ethnicity, and…

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