We have some very good news for all the freaks, geeks and all-round bloody legends from high school.
“Youth with higher levels of attachment to their best friends appear to have better psychological health, psychosocial adjustment, and even a more adaptive stress response during adolescence,” the study authors said.
“In general, adolescents with high-quality close friendships report higher rates of overall happiness than those without.”
The researchers from the University of Virginia studied a group of 169 high school students over a decade. The group was made up of students from diverse racial and economic backgrounds, and the researchers studied them from the age of 15 right through to 25.