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

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They’ll Keep You from Self-Destructive Behavior

“Making time for friends allows you to become vulnerable and really allows your true self to be known,” says Neitlich. “By doing this, friends can suspect or know if you are engaging in self-destructive behavior and can often be a great sounding board for help and guidance.”

Chances are, they know you well enough to catch you before you hit your downward spiral. They will never let you turn to booze or drugs, or let you fester at home or be self-destructive.

(CREDIT: Kohei Hara/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
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