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Published: 25 September 2008

320 Pages | 10 illustrations


ISBN: 9780195326420

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Understanding Male Friendships

Geoffrey Greif

  • One of the largest studies of male friendship to date, based on 400 in-depth interviews with men and another 100 with women
  • Develops a unique typology of male friendships, showing how men have must, trust, just, and rust friends
  • Dispels the myth that men don't have real friends and maps what their friendships look like over the lifespan
  • Illustrates how friendships are crucial for living long and healthy lives and building strong communities
  • Identifies ways that men may miss out on fully developing support networks when they do not think about, appreciate, or work on their friendships-and offers concrete strategies for doing so

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