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Friendship Assessment Quiz

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Three friends facing a mountain landscape close together. Improve your life

To improve your life!

Our friendships comprise some of the most important relationships in our lives, sometimes even beyond marital bonds and family ties.

I truly believe that the quality of our friendships correlates with the quality of our lives.

And research backs this up.

It has been found that people with deep friendships live healthier and longer lives. They also recover faster from illnesses. Having robust social connections is the best predictor of longevity, SURPASSING EXERCISE OR DIET! They reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and early death, and significantly protect against depression and anxiety. Even weak social ties enhance happiness and act as a buffer against loneliness and isolation.

So how are you doing in your friendships?   

Here is a quiz to help you assess the health of your friendships. 

  1. Yes or No: I have 2-3 friends who I can share with intimately and vulnerably.
  2. Yes or No: I initiate staying in touch with friends and deepening the bonds over time.
  3. Yes or No: I can easily talk to my friends about what’s really going on in my life.
  4. Yes or No: I know friends who I can turn to when things get tough or when I need help.
  5. Yes or No: Spending time with friends feels life-giving and rewarding.  
  6. Yes or No: I can easily rely on friends to be there for me.

The more you’ve answered “yes”, the healthier and better-quality friendships you have. For those who answered “no” more often, perhaps it’s time to start investing in the quality of your life by cultivating the quality of your friendships. 

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