Girl Friends

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Girl Friends
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Sat, 11-27-2010 - 6:41pm

How many of you have girl friends that you see on a regular basis, do things with or talk to often?

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Registered: 01-05-2000
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 11:35am

I have one friend who I see maybe once a year when she comes back in town to see her friends.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 11:40am

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 04-16-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 12:03pm

Defining social circles makes a difference.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:06pm

what you hit on is something i often ask myself, what is it that keeps our 20+ year friendship going, that's an asnwer i really don't know.

 

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Registered: 10-06-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:25pm
<< i think friends where you can confide anything/everything with are overrated, that's my opinion>>

But is that opinion based upon your interactions with this particular friend?

I think I get what you mean when you talk about being a supportive friend. But my BFF isn't a supportive friend ... she's much more than that. Yes, she supports me, but sometimes the best way for her to support me is to tell me I'm wrong, or overreacting, etc, etc. Sometimes the best way for her to support me is for her acknowledge that I am indeed right, adn then she volunteers to go beat someone over the head for me.



My BFF and I have been through a lot together. My divorce, her divorce, custody issues, parents with cancer, economic crises, sick husbands, alcoholic recovery, waning libidos, new jobs, promotions, new love, grandkids ....

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 10-01-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:33pm

Yep and you realize how small a world it is when someone has the same mutual friends.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:39pm

I think all parents need to have girl nights, guys nights, couples nights and nights out with their spouse without their children. Unfortunately we can't get a sitter all the time but when we do have social events, one of us will usually go without the other. I went to my gf's 40th bday party alone as we did not have a sitter but we went to a Halloween party together as the kids were invited. We went out last night without the kids and then I have a girls passion party in a few weeks which I will go by myself. I have a work xmas party which I go with my gf's from work, dinner with gf's from work, retirement dinner with co-workers, NYE, just the 2 of us with friends. My dh does things with his friends all the time too.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:42pm
Sounds like you spend an awful LOT of time away from your children.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 1:58pm

OMG, this world is so small is so true, LOL..my sister and i often exchange experiences and call it that, too.

 

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Registered: 10-01-2010
In reply to: mappers
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 2:28pm

It's crazy when I see mutual friends of some of my fb friends.

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