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Men Friendships

Does making friends feel like this sometimes?


Research shows men want closer friendships. Men want to process deeper things in life with a friend.  It is achievable. It will take effort, courage and vulnerability. But it is so worth it!   



Benefits of friendships:

  • Having a friend to whom you can disclose your feelings a major determinant of well-being.

  • People with friends are healthier.

  • They’re less likely to get common colds, to develop fatal coronary disease, to develop physical impairments or reductions in brain functioning as they age.

  • People with friends are more likely to survive the death of a spouse without any permanent loss of vitality.

Medical doctor Dean Ornish explains:

 "I am not aware of any other factor — not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs,                       not surgery — that has a greater impact on our incidence of illness, and [chance of] premature death."

Depending on which research you consult,

  • People with good friends have a 22-60% lower chance of dying over a 10-year period. 

  • People with friends are happier

  • Friendship is correlated with a more joyful life.

  • If a person is depressed, having a friend interact with them regularly is as effective at treating depression as antidepressants or therapy.

  • In old age, friends are more important than grandchildren for maintaining morale.

  • According to sociologist Rebecca Adams,


"friendship is more strongly correlated with happiness than relationships with a spouse, children, parents or siblings."



A transformational talk about being a man 

"Jumping the Hurdles to Friendship"   PODCAST

"Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden"

"American men's hidden crisis: They need more friends!"

"Men Can Have Better Friendships. Here's How"


"Shame-The Core ISSUE for Many Men"

"How To Engage someone's story"

The National EPIDEMIC of Loneliness
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