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Those cultural differences can be a barrier to cross-generational friendships, he says.

“Younger people are still in the phase where they’re experimenting with life,” she says.

“That’s contagious.” Today she’s completed several screenplays and won screenwriting competitions.

It was a former student, 20 years younger, who gave her the courage to follow her passion for writing.

“I wrote plays for the school,” says Carey, now 50.

Candelaria Silva-Collins found common ground with an older friend in her profession.

A 58-year-old writer and arts marketing professional in Boston, Silva-Collins attended social gatherings where she regularly encountered an older couple — a museum director and his wife.

“I would see them out at events and they seemed like a fantastic couple,” she says.

So one evening Silva-Collins struck up a conversation with the director’s wife, now 70.

In her late 30s, Theresa Carey faced a career dilemma.

She’d left her law practice to teach at-risk junior high students, but a school reorganization soon put her back in the job market.

But intergenerational friendships offer unique benefits. If Hadler has a relationship problem, for example, she turns to her older friend.