Antonucci says good friends increase feelings of worth and meaning, especially as we age
"Why Good Friends Make You Happy" - US News & World Report. 3/15/2012.
Friendships can have an enormous impact over the life course, connecting and enriching our lives. While the number of friendships tends to decline with age, Toni Antonucci says that, especially with longer life expectancies, people should "really think about the kind of life they want to lead" and not underestimate the importance of maintaining close relationships.