A Friend Relationship is an emotional human relationship between two friends that involves mutual long-term affection.
- AKA: Friendship.
- It can range from being a Symmetric Friend Relationship to being an Asymmetric Friend Relationship.
- It can range from being a Weak Friendship Relationship to being a Strong Friendship Relationship.
- It can range from being a Short-Term Friendship Relationship to being a Medium-Term Friendship Relationship to being a Long-Term Friendship Relationship.
- It can (typically) be apply to a Friendship-Pair Relationship to being a Friendship-Group Relationship.
- It can be represented by a Friendship Relationship Record (possibly from a friendship graph).
- Man's Best Friendship relation.
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- See: Friendship Network, Acquaintance Relationship, Human-to-Human Intimate Relationship.
- (Wikipedia, 2021) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship Retrieved:2021-11-5.
- Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association, and has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of such bonds. Such characteristics include choosing to be with one another, enjoying time spent together, and being able to engage in a positive and supportive role to one another.
- (Hall, 2018) ⇒ Jeffrey A Hall. (2018). “How Many Hours Does It Take to Make a Friend?.” In: Journal of social and personal relationships. doi:10.1177/0265407518761225
- QUOTE: The question of this investigation is, how many hours does it take to make a new friend?
- QUOTE: … we found that while most people assume friendships are two-way, only about half of friendships are indeed reciprocal. These findings indicate a profound inability of people to know who their friends are, perhaps because the possibility of non-reciprocal friendship challenges one’s self-image. We like them, they must like us.