4. Your love life may improve
Friendships give you the opportunity to hone your relationship skills in all sorts of ways, which can help pave the way for stronger intimate relationships. Studies have shown that individuals who lack these close relationships are more prone to depression, drug and alcohol abuse. Researchers in California confirmed previous studies that highlighted the benefit of healthy friendships as a foundation for forming the skills needed to foster meaningful intimate relationships. So ask your friends to help you work on issues that may be challenging your love life, such as his annoying habit of interrupting or your chronic lateness.