How do men approach making and maintaining friends, and how has loneliness and depression increased now that society puts pressure on men to emphasize work and family over fostering their own friendships? We’ll discuss how men communicate — or don’t — and how that affects their relationships, particularly with other men.
Rebecca Schwartz-Mette, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology, director of the Peer Relations Lab at University of Maine
R. Bruce Thompson, MA, Ph.D., professor of psychology, human development in the department of psychology, University of Southern Maine
David Ward (by phone), licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy in Yarmouth
Theo Greene (by phone), Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, Bowdoin College
- Salon: American men’s hidden crisis: They need more friends!
- WBUR's On Point: Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends
- Quartz: Ezra Klein explains why men are “so s— at friendship”
- The Telegraph: A fine bromance: the 12 rules of male friendship
- Time: Men Are More Satisfied By ‘Bromances’ Than Their Romantic Relationships, Study Says
- NPR's Hidden Brain: Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men
- New York Times: The Rise of the ‘Bromosexual’ Friendship