Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship 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 affection; kindness, love, virtue, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, loyalty, generosity, forgiveness, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings to others, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend. Friendship is an essential aspect of relationship building skills.
Friendship in adulthood provides companionship, affection, as well as emotional support, and contributes positively to mental well-being and improved physical health.
Friends can be made in all areas of life and at all ages. From childhood friends where a friendship lasts a lifetime, to friends made at adult age through sports, hobbies, common interests or in the workplace. Every different kind of friendship has its own special dynamic.
Studies show that the majority of adults have an average of two close friends. Numerous studies with adults suggest that friendships and other supportive relationships do enhance self-esteem.
Within a good friendship people occasionally give each other gifts to show there friendly connecting with each other. Flowers in general are perfect gift between friends, they bring joy, beauty and can have a special meaning.
A great mono bouquet of Lisianthus or a fantastic arrangement is great for all events, but specially connects friends with each other.