A friendship is a deep feeling of care between two people. It is much more than conversing with a person.


Friendships are an avenue to rely on someone and find companionship in them. Friendships should be important to us.



1.In times of sickness and illness, friends stand as support for us. They cheer us up. They stand by us through the healing process.


2.Not having friendships and companions can be as harmful as smoking and drinking.


3.It is important to know dislikes and pet peeves of our friends. This is called the if-then profile. It is also important to know the possible reactions of our friends.


4.Having a companionship reduces stress on the body. It sometimes prevents sickness and makes healing faster.


  1. Studies have shown that each person goes through 366 friendships in their lifetime. Out of that number, only between 1 and 12 of those friendships last several years.


6.Research has shown that chimpanzees, baboons, horses, hyenas, elephants, bats and dolphins, animals can form friendships for life with individuals that are not of their species.


  1. An Anthropologist named Robin Dunbarhas studied the effect of love and friendship. It was shown that when a new person enters into your life, they take the position of one or two persons.