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iVillage: 15 Reasons You Need to Make More Time for Your Friends

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They’re Great Problem-Solvers

A friend might have a perspective on a situation you previously didn’t consider.

“Friends can help you approach problems with a new perspective,” says Irene S. Levine, psychologist, creator of and author of "Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend" “She may have a different background than you or have had different experiences. If she is older or younger, she may see things differently than you do.”

She probably also has different strengths than you. It’s true: You can’t be good at everything! And nobody expects you to be. With a little teamwork, there’s no obstacle you can’t overcome.

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