When Emily Langan, an associate professor of communication at Wheaton College goes to conferences for the International Association of Relationship Researchers, she says, “friendship is the smallest cluster there.Sometimes it’s a panel, if that.”Friendships are unique relationships because unlike family relationships, we choose to enter into them.As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.
But where once you could run over to Jonny’s house at a moment’s notice and see if he could come out to play, now you have to ask Jonny if he has a couple hours to get a drink in two weeks.
The beautiful, special thing about friendship, that friends are friends because they want to be, that they choose each other, is “a double agent,” Langan says, “because I can choose to get in, and I can choose to get out.”Throughout life, from grade school to the retirement home, friendship continues to confer health benefits, both mental and physical.
Just Jim Dale played to hoots of approving laughter for 12 weeks in New York.
There was no Carry On material, but Dale has written some for London. “That would be like solitary confinement,” he says. I suppose it’s a feeling that we all have - of wanting to be loved.” Buy Just Jim Dale tickets at the Telegraph Boxoffice The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
In adulthood, as people grow up and go away, friendships are the relationships most likely to take a hit.
You’re stuck with your family, and you’ll prioritize your spouse.“People said you should do something with all this experience,” he says.“And over the years I realised that the longer I lived the more different Jim Dales there are.” It’s a slight surprise to discover that Dale now has a thinnish grey barnet and the odd wrinkle.So it’s a bit of a turn-up that, months shy of his 80th birthday, he has booked himself in for a run in the West End. But there aren’t that many left who remember me from those days.” Indeed if you’re under 60 these credits won’t mean much.But Dale has enjoyed a rich full career that reads like a history of post-war entertainment.’ So for days I didn’t talk to Peter Butterworth and he didn’t talk to me, and then one day I said, ‘Pete, did Kenneth Williams say anything to you? You accept that as part of Ken.” When Dale did This Is Your Life in 1973 he remembers they filled the vast Palladium stage with his school football team, shoe factory workers and showbiz people he’d barely met. Did they resent his departure in 1970 to join Oliver at the Old Vic?