British Lung Foundation

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.

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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