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Study Up For 'Think': The Subtle Ways Our Friends Change Us

How do relationships that date back to high school shape adult lives? It's tough to count the ways.

It's not always who people are as individuals that makes them dangerous to each other. As Carlin Flora explains, chemistry in longtime friendships - always in flux - can override any holistic compatibility. Before she joins Think host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m., get to know Flora's philosophy of Friendfluence

In thisexcerpt adapted for Psychology Today, Flora explains traps like drifting and projection that friends help each other fall into. Pivotal life decisions like when to marry and where to live are most definitely influenced by our friends, she says, though often it's no fault of their own.

Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1. You can stream the show at

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think.