SDG 03: Good Health and Well-Being

Why do we find making new friends so hard as adults?

Personal connections are more useful than professional connections to establish close friendships. Image: Unsplash/Hannah Busing

Anastasia Hronis
Clinical Psychologist, University of Technology Sydney
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The effects of chronic loneliness can be the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes Image: Unsplash/Joel Muniz

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This is how long it takes to make a good friend. Image: SAGE journals
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The pandemic has helped facilitate greater loneliness Image: Unsplash/Donovan Grabowski
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