Someone to keep you company
As humans, we’re sociable. We have a built-in need to cooperate to survive and thrive. Studies have shown that when people feel lonely, they have higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Airing and sharing your problems with friends can help take a weight off your mind, which is why talk therapy is so effective for some people. Friends may be able to help you resolve problems which have been bugging you for a while, by giving you their opinions, advice and suggestions which you may never have considered alone. A chat over coffee can really help some people feel better.