Posted August 28, 2018 06:03:18 For many years, friendships have been viewed as the best way to heal relationships, according to Dr. Susan K. Blumberg, M.D., a social psychologist and co-author of The Psychology of Friendship: A Practical Guide for the 21st Century.
“People are attracted to others based on what they see in their friends, their families, their friends’ families,” she says.
“But what we don’t often realize is that it’s also about the bonds between people.”
“A friend who doesn’t feel loved is less likely to feel that way themselves, and you can feel a sense of emptiness in their relationship,” says Dr. Blaumberg.
“There is a sense that friendship is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you,” she adds. “
So the best friends are also the ones who feel most close and bonded with each other.”
“There is a sense that friendship is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you,” she adds.
“There’s a sense in the friendship circles that the best friendships are not about who you are, it’s about who’s in your circle.”
“If you are a good friend, you are in your friends circle.”
That’s not to say there are no negative aspects to friendship, however.
“For many years people have been attracted to people because of the positive qualities of friendship, but there’s a downside to it,” Blumback says.
And it’s a flip side to the attraction.
“A person who doesn