8 Signs You've Made a Lifelong Friend

Friendships are precious. Research shows that lifelong friends can do so much for not only your mental health but your physical health as well. In terms of happiness, having an enriched social life increases your sense of self, belonging, and purpose, all leading to much more happiness. And physically, strong friendships in adult life especially can increase your pain tolerance and boost your immune system. Is there someone in your life that you consider a lifelong friend? Are you confident that no matter what, they’ll be there for you? In this video, we will help you identify whether you have a lifelong friend in your life!

If you relate to this video and want to watch more videos on friendships, feel free to check out our video on the types of best friends here and find out which type do you relate to the most: https://youtu.be/KBOqUkyHZz4

Writer: Ria Parikh
Script Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Christina Weston
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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