In this forum, we see a lot of relationship issues, like cheating, backstabbing, atoning for bad decisions. We also see a lot of positive stuff about falling in love, moving on, and making things work.
What we don't see a lot of is posts about friendships. They're relationships too! I don't know about the rest of you, but I adore the time I spend with my two best friends. They are my heart and soul. We can spend ages apart, but when we come together, it's as if no time has passed at all.
We've stuck together through the good, the bad. High school, moving away, pregnancy, marriages, and deaths in the family. But I know that when I need them, they are but a phone call away.
So, here's a place for everyone. Share your favorite memory about your friends! Brag about how wonderful they are, and what a difference they have made in your life.
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My best friend is awesome! We've been friends for 10 years, and I have no idea what I'd do without him. It's amazing how well we click, even if we haven't talked for a while, if one of us calls it's like nothing has changed. He's always there for me, it's incredible. When my boyfriend and I broke up, I called him and he spent the day with me eating ice cream and holding me even though he should have been studying for exams. Still, when my bf and I got back together he couldn't have been happier for us. Friends are totally underappreciated, usually forgotten and taken for granted. But they shouldn't be. They are among the most important people in your lives!
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What a great topic, DarkChild717! Hoorah for friends! I think that platonic friends are some of the best things in the world, because you can truly be yourself, laugh your a**es off, and be really close-- without worrying about the status/future/etc. of the friendship, as you might with a romantic relationship.
My friends and family are the most important thing in my life, whether it's about mutual support or just having fun. I recently moved to a new place where I'm in the process of making new friends. Therefore, I'm especially big on keeping in touch with old pals via email, phone calls, instant messager and --my favorite-- snail mail! Writing and getting a handwritten letter from a friend is definitely still a big thrill.
In high school, my best friend and I spent hours on the phone, helping each other get through what was a very difficult experience at times.
At college I loved sitting around with friends and chatting (and procrastinating) over homemade espresso at all hours of the day and night.
Now my favorite thing to do with friends is cook and eat a yummy meal together.
My best male friend, Alex and my female best friend, Kate, are the two best friends i could ever ever ever ask for!
I've known alex since we started high school five and a half years ago and now we're in the lower sixth form together (btw in england you start high school at 11) He's been there for me more times than i can count and he's picked me up off the floor on hundreds of occasions, literally sometimes. We might not see each other outside school a whole lot and sometimes we don't always go into detail about whats wrong but we don't even need to ask to know something is wrong. it's a natural instinct we have and to me that is so very important and shows just how close we've become over the last few years. He's like my brother now and i love him to bits.
As for Kate, she's my cousin and has known me all my life and it's just like with alex. she doesnt even need to ask to know if something's wrong even though she lives all the way on the other side of the country. She's one in a million.
I don't have a whole ton of friends- through school changes and life in general I've grown away from a lot of my elementary/middle school friends.
One of my best friends is absolutely fantastic- I can talk to him about just about everything. My concerns about how his other friends treat him, how he acts around them.. everything. He's a totally fantastic guy. He's one of the few that I completely trust with just about everything- the first person I told about my epilepsy when I was diagnosed, the one I can completely vent to(even if it's him I'm pissed at), the one I can always count on. In turn I'm the person he can always come to and lean on.. he's the type to internalize a lot of things and somehow I can coax the problems out. (Of course then there's the side note that I like him more than a little.. yes he knows.. he makes life difficult for me sometimes though *lovestruck sigh*)
My other best friend just moved to another school so we don't see each other or talk a whole lot anymore unfortunately.. she's another one who I can be free around.
A good friend of mine has been to hell and back health-wise... we're on the same page with diseases (he had cancer and is a medical phenomena, had a liver transplant and doesn't take anti-rejection drugs- I have epilepsy) and can talk about the evils of repetitive doctors appts, docs with no empathy whatsoever, the endless 'blegh' and listlessness..
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