Friends and family

I have friends that I consider family.

That’s wonderful, says Lydia Denworth, author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Exraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond.

“In this new science and in fact the way we live our lives, those lines are blurred. I think of friendship now as a template for all your relationships….It makes you feel good, it’s positive, a long-lasting relationship, and it has some cooperation and reciprocity to it….What matters is the quality of the bond, not the origin.”