Relationships Science

Half your friends change over seven years

Bookmarked Half Of Your Friends Lost In Seven Years, Social Network Study Finds (ScienceDaily)

Over a period of seven years the average size of personal networks was found to be strikingly stable. However, during the course of seven years we replace many members of our network with other people. Only thirty percent of the discussion partners and practical helpers still held the same position seven years later. Only 48 percent were still part of the network.

Networks in contexts : How meeting opportunities affect personal relationships (2009) by G.W. Mollenhorst


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