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

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You Learn to Appreciate What You Have

Not that you want to see your friends fail, of course, but seeing them navigate life’s challenges can make you grateful of the ones you’ve already overcome.

“Making time to spend with friends allows you to experience and really be present for the good times as well as the bad,” says Neitlich. “When you are a witness to a friend’s pain you are able to increase your own ability for empathy, as well as feel sincere gratitude and appreciation for what you have.”

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