The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship Themes

Jeffrey Zaslow
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The Health Benefits of Friendship

The friendship the girls had was important to both the mental health of the women and to their physical health, although they didn't necessarily know that. What they did know was that their bond was special, and they didn't want to break it. From a young age, they were there to listen to each other and support each other. If one stood on the fringes of the group, another one came along to support them and make them feel as if they fit in.

As they grew older, they kept in touch with each other. They asked each other questions about their own health, about relationships and about the children. Mentally it gave them a safety net, knowing that the other girls for there to support them. Scientific studies show that there is a very positive impact from friendship in the lives of women...

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