In a recent Washington Post article, 71-year-old Leonard Felson tells about embarking on a one-month quest to re-establish a circle of friends. He writes:

“I went on a one-month quest, partly as a reporter, but also as a 71-year-old man who has few close friends. I listened to experts, trying my best to act on their advice, challenging as it sometimes was.

I grew up in California, moving with my future wife to the East Coast when we were both 28. We raised a daughter and two sons and planted roots in Hartford, Conn. Though I know a lot of people, I don’t have close friends, not the way my wife, Julia — who keeps up with friends from childhood, college, work and our kids’ school days — does, a fact that experts say underscores a common difference between how men and women treat friendships.”

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