Most of us claim to know our friends well, and our best friends even better, but how many of us understand our ‘friendships’ with them? Do we know, how different types of friendships can co-exist in a single relationship? Do we know, that the nature of our friendship with an individual, can affect our mental well-being?
Studies suggest that as we grow older, our close relationships tend to determine our level of happiness, our lifestyle and even our mortality. Friendships even play a role in building our confidence and ensuring our mental well-being. Drawing from studies and expert knowledge, we can understand that there are not one, but several types of friendships that you can experience in a lifetime. Poor friendships render a negative impact on our mental health largely because we get confused in our emotions and tend to rely on the wrong friend.