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What is a healthy friendship?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
A healthy friendship is one that is a positive influence in your life.  It is a relationship that encourages you to be your best, supports you through good and bad times and allows you to blossom. 
Karen R Koenig
Psychology

A healthy friendship is like any other relationship, encouraging you to flourish and making you feel better and better about knowing the other person. Yes, yes, yes, there are times when you will wonder what you’re doing being friends with someone: She’s sooooo picky about restaurants, his indecisiveness drives you up a wall, she’s obsessed with Baroque music and you’re a hard-rock gal, why can’t he just settle down in one place rather than moving around the country every few years, she never reads the newspaper and couldn’t care less about politics. The reason you have differences is that you are separate people.

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