Friendship from Cradle to Grave
Who are your closest friends? Why do some friendships last and others drift away? Are women better at friendships than men? Jane Garvey is joined in the studio by consultant psychologist Laverne Antrobus, journalist and historian Dan Jones and broadcaster Josie Barnard who is the author of The Book of Friendship to discuss the nature of friendship.
"A Girl's Best Friend"
Why is the notion of "best friends" so important to little girls? And do boys feel the same pressure to have a special friend? Jo Daykin joins a group of Year 6 from pupils to explore the psychology of partnering up.
Competition and conflict in friendships
Anna Bailey talks to two women who have taken part in research into friendships and conflict with Alison Winch, lecturer in English Literature at Middlesex University. Alison identifies competition as frequent source of conflict between women, so how do our insecurities about work, childrearing and our appearance affect our friendships?
Women in Business
Is it possible separate personal friendships from professional relationships?
Jane is joined by Daniella Genas who started a business with three friends but quickly discovered it had a detrimental affect on both the friendships and the enterprise. So when can friends work together? Is it a good idea to befriend colleagues? And how do promotions, pay rises and redundancy affect our friendships?
Friends for life
The Chemistry of long lasting friendships and what makes them tick.
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Caroline Donne.