Anatomy of Boys' Friendships (Episode 174)

Friends by Tim Vassey

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about how boys' relationships with one another shift in the teen years from close confidants to acquaintances, and how this change might affect their mental health. Also:

  • How fear of intimacy can affect couples' relationships
  • Adoption and suicidal thoughts
  • Maintaining strong friendship ties between boys

It's all about the top three relationship and mental health stories this week on Family Anatomy.

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Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids and families in general in this episode, but every child and family is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.