“As we age, friends become central to our well-being. Surprisingly, they become even more important than our family according to studies by social psychologist William Chopik, and others. “Summaries of these studies show that friendships predict day-to-day happiness more and ultimately how long we’ll live, more so than spousal and family relationships,” he told Phys.org, a science news service.”

The author shares eight tips for making friends as we age.

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