By Eli Hastings
A deeply own rumination at the existential causes for the desperation and unhappiness skilled via these being affected by habit and psychological sickness, this nuanced memoir brings to existence the bothered, decade-long dating among Eli Hastings and his pal Serala. At kinfolk occasions, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. yet in different places, she wore a lip ring, fashion designer colours, and a cowboy hat; would continually drink frat boys lower than the desk; may sleep under 5 hours every week; and might position herself in harmful events for one more bag of heroin. Serala’s advanced personality and doubtless haphazard offerings are made genuine, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border cities to unplanned 50-hour street journeys from L.A. to manhattan urban. even though her darkish and annoying trip concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful solution approximately his distinctive friendship.
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Also demonstrating that friendships become increasingly important in adolescence, Buhrmester (1990) observed that friendship intimacy was more strongly predictive of self-â•‰esteem in adolescents 10 Friendship Across the Life Span than in preadolescents. Adolescents with supportive friendships report higher self-â•‰esteem in the social, behavioral, and scholastic domains, whereas adolescents involved in friendships characterized by more negative features view their behavioral conduct as less competent and are less happy about themselves (Keefe & Berndt, 1996).
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However, it should be noted that children who are better accepted are more likely to have friends and to have higher quality friendships (Parker & Asher, 1993). , 2003). Notably, longitudinal research indicates that quantity and quality of friendships in middle childhood predict loneliness in early adolescence (Zhou, Zhao, Sun, & Ding, 2006). , La Greca & Harrison, 2005; Preddy & Fite, 2012). Despite this well-â•‰established link, these variables typically have been studied concurrently, limiting inferences regarding causal direction.
Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips by Eli Hastings