2016 / 31 August

Is Your Friendship for Real?


As if we don’t have enough uncertainty in life, a recent study adds more.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that only about half of friendships are authentic, where both parties view the relationship as a friendship.

Yikes!

So how can you tell if your friendship is the real deal?

The wonderful Stephanie Booth interviewed me on this topic for The Stir.

She asked me if these scenarios demonstrated true friendships or not:

#1: You have a friend who always shows up to your parties, BBQs, and neighborhood events, yet never has YOU over. At all.
#2: You have a friend you see frequently because your kids are besties, she lives close by, etc. You know you could count on her in an emergency, but don’t really have much else in common.
#3: You’re friends with someone on Facebook who is super-open about her life, so you’re constantly posting comments to her page, whether liking her Mexico vacay or commiserating about her job layoff. You don’t post nearly as much on Facebook and they never like your posts.

What do you think?

Want to know what I said?

Click here to read the entire article.

Then let us know, how can you tell if your friendship is genuine?

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