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9 more ways to show your friends you love them, recommended by NPR listeners

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How to show your friends you love them, according to a friendship expert

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The best long distance friends are the ones who know how to communicate well. That looks different for everyone, so discuss which channels feel best for you and your friend. Sol Cotti for NPR hide caption

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4 tips to stay connected when your friends live far away

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Young female roommates using smart phones in apartment window during COVID-19 isolation Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Pod Fatigue: How Coronavirus Lockdown Has Tested Friendships

Are you sick of the friends and family you've been stuck with? Sam teams up with Anna Sale, host of the WNYC podcast Death, Sex & Money, to explore how our pandemic 'pods' are being tested by the coronavirus. In this episode, Sam digs into friendships under strain. Then, head on over to the Death, Sex & Money podcast feed for Anna's look at how two people stuck apart during the pandemic have fallen in love.

Pod Fatigue: How Coronavirus Lockdown Has Tested Friendships

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Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the co-authors of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Milan Zrnic hide caption

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Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman And Their 'Big Friendship'

All relationships have a backstory, even friendships. Best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, are out with a new book called Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. In it, they write about their friendship story and they share lessons for all of us about how to keep our own friendships strong. Sam chats with them about going to friend therapy and what it's like to have a deep friendship with someone of a different race.

Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman And Their 'Big Friendship'

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Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

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A friendship between a four-year-old and an 81-year-old might seem unlikely, but Dan Peterson says Norah Wood gave him a reason to live again after his wife died. Courtesy of Tara Wood hide caption

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An Unexpected Friendship Brought The Sun Out Again For A Grieving Man

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Joe Palca (left) with Jim Allison (second from right) and friends, circa 1975. Allison has gone on to make landmark discoveries in science, and is still passionate about outlaw country music. Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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Nina Rossi, left, befriended Lance Rice, a recovering addict, after he robbed her house in 2013. Since last year, when this photo was taken, Rice had a relapse and a rift developed between the two. Karen Brown/WFCR hide caption

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Addiction Takes A Toll On An Unlikely Friendship

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Laury Sacks and her husband, Eric. The actress and writer developed frontotemporal dementia in her late 40s and died in 2008 at age 52. Courtesy of Eric Sacks hide caption

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Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

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