By Lise Funderburg
Friendship is priceless — and it can also be agelessI used to form friendships based on how much my gal pals and I had in common. I didn't go so far as to check blood type or astrological sign, but I certainly gravitated toward those who shared my tastes in music, food, fashion, and (what at times could be problematic) men. Inevitably, in the self-contained worlds of classroom learning, dorm living, and career launching - there's nothing more bonding than comparing horror stories of bad dates and awful bosses - we also shared a birth year, plus or minus one.
Now that I'm a little older (and, debatably, wiser), I've discovered a new set of friends: women from different generations. "Bridging the generation gap not only increases the friend pool, but it also expands and supports mental well-being," says Anna Kudak, Ph.D., coauthor of What Happy Women Do. "Friendships with older and younger people help broaden your perspective, which in turn allows you to have compassionRead More »from The Two Friends Every Woman Needs