The importance of friendshipIt is undeniable that friendship is important for just about everyone. Individuals with several close friends are usually happier than those * . Good friends often know things that family members may not be aware of, even * they have lived together for years. This is probably * when in the company of a good friend we share our secrets and dreams. Friends turn to one * for suggestions on how to solve their problems. There is a tendency * close friends to be very honest, sometimes saying things the other person may not want to hear! Good friends stick together, and the best relationships may last a lifetime. It is * surprise that most friends have similar personalities, which reduces the risk of conflict. However, people don’t always have an accurate picture of * their true friends are. Research shows that in a surprising number of cases a person someone considers a good friend doesn’t feel the * about them.