Friendship FAQs:


Q: Is friendship a relationship of mutual affection between people?

A: Yes.

Q: Was friendship associated with higher adult self-esteem?

A: Yes.

Q: Are friendships happier?

A: Yes, although the absolute number of friends did not increase happiness.

Q: Is friendship replaced with another close relationship?

A: Yes.

Q: Are friendships common between humans and domestic animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is friendship also found among animals of higher intelligence?

A: Yes, such as higher mammals and some birds.

Q: Is friendship a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association?

A: Yes.