In a time where many are practicing “social distancing” from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation – from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor – benefit or harm a relationship? A Michigan State University study found the sweet spot between keeping people together and dooming a relationship.
Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes.
The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar.