l The first involved just over 271,000 subjects. They participated in a study on ___________________________.
l The second survey had nearly 7,500 participants. Its purpose was to study " __________________________________" in older adults suffering from chronic, or long-term, conditions.
l In the first group, both ____________________________ influenced overall health and happiness.
l However, in the second, researchers said that friendships "became a __________________________ of health and happiness" as people get older. Also in the second group, unhealthy friendships led to ___________________________. But with _________________, Chopik noted, participants reported being happier. One reason: people can keep the friendships that _____________________ and ___________ from the ones that don't. Family, on the other hand, will always be with you. They can be _________________________, but can also cause _____________.
l Chopik explained that "there are now a few studies starting to show just how important friendships can be for _______________________."
l In general, he said, they show that friendships affect our day-to-day happiness and how long we live more so than relationships with ______________.
l Friendships, he added, keep us from _____________________. But _______________________________________ takes work.
l "If a friendship has survived ___________________," he said, "you know it must be a good one, a person you turn to for __________________" and a person you want in your life.