Are friends better for us than family?

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.

msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/...

This is none so true when you have a lung disease, the understanding of what it can take just to live day to day can only be understood by friends who also have a lung disease themselves.

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  • It sounds right to me. My Dad, had friends from being 6 yrs old until he was in his 80's. He has a very happy, long life, dispute severe asthma, which changed to COPD at 82 yrs old and he said he'd had a wonderful life. He was a kind, gentle man and always smiling.

    The problem is finding the kind of friends that understand your limitations.

    I find friendships with healthy people, hard to maintain because, I just can't keep up with them due to my fibromyalgia. I easily tire and one day/night out, knocks me flying for days. xx

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