Just Friends: The Role of Friendship in Our Lives

Lillian B. Rubin


Just Friends: The Role of Friendship in Our Lives

Just Friends: The Role of Friendship in Our Lives

  • Title: Just Friends: The Role of Friendship in Our Lives
  • Author: Lillian B. Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780060913496
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback



An exploration of the role of friendship in men s and women s lives.


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from page 13: This book is based on in-depth interviews, each lasting several hours, with 300 men and women, ages 25 to 55Just Friends has footnotes, an extensive bibliography and an index. Since it is a qualitative study, it is missing the quantitative charts and graphs.When I see that a book was published in 1985 (like this one), my brain thinks "pretty recent" until I count 25 years on my fingers and toes. But in most ways this book is still applicable to today's world. (OK, the author does m [...]

I really enjoyed this book. Rubin's research brings her to some interesting insights about our culture's ambivalence toward friendship, despite the significant roles friends play in our lives. Why is friendship "the neglected relationship"? How do the quantity and quality of friendships typically change over time? Are there differences in the friendship styles and expectations of men and women? How do friendships become interwoven into the language and fabric of kin relationships? Rubin consider [...]

I've had this book for at least 8 years, and finally read it this morning. Altho almost 30 years old now, what she says still resonates. Ultimiately, friends are important because they make navigating life easier. They reflect back who we want to be and allow us to be several different selves. She rejects the notion of one true self in favor of several parts of the self that are always in the process of becoming (p 44) in ways that kin and family do not. Thus, our friendships affirm who we are. [...]

This is a psychology book. I enjoyed this book and it helped me with what I was looking for.


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