Having a few good friends not only improves your quality of life, but it also improves your health and well being.
Socializing is Good for the Brain - According to some studies to people over age 80 who had the memory function of middle aged adults, they found that they had positive social relationships. Friends help keep you sharp!
Good Friends Lower Stress - When women feel close to someone, their levels of progesterone go up which helps to lower stress. This surge also is linked to a willingness to risk ones life for another person.
Socializing Supports a Longer Life - Research shows that women with breast cancer who have strong social and emotional bonds have a better odds of survival. Another study asked women if they had good social bonds and when they were followed up later in life, those who had the bonds were more likely to be alive.
Good Friends Make You Feel Good - Good friendships help us towards health and happiness more than even family because over time we can "weed out" the friends that aren't right for us whereas family is forever!
Work on your social relationships. It's for your good and the well being of others too!