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9/23/09 4:47 A

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2 great friends, best friends both of who have been there through the thick and thin. Both are God Parents to my children. One moved from Massachusetts to S.Carolina 4 yrs ago and all though we have only seen each other once in that time we speak regularly and when I visited in March it was like we had been together daily. We have been friends for 13 yrs and she is 10 yrs older and wiser than I. My best friend locally I met 20 years ago when I worked with her husband. I watched her kids when they were babies and she took care of mine when I had cancer. I have been there through her and her hubbies business failure and lose of a home. She has been there for me through illness and marital problems. She lives 20 minutes from me and due to busy families we can go months w/o seeing each other but we are always there for each other during the really good and the really ugly. My husband and I just spent last night w/ them @the U2 concert. Have several work friends that we share stories with and occassionally do social stuff with but can't always trust w/ deep secrets. I also have friends from high school (25 yrs) that I get together with once a year for a girls brunch or a couples night. When one comes home from Calf. it motivates us to all get together and share crazy memories. But they really are not the people I think to call when I need to share an experience with. I do wish I had more strong bonds with shared interests that were not related to my kids activities etc.

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9/21/09 9:58 P

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I have a lot of acquaintances but very few close friends. My best friend is of course my husband. My longest friendship is over twenty years and still going strong (we've known each other since kindergarten and became friends in sixth grade). My husband and I about seven months ago reconnected with a friend we lost touch with 13 or 14 years ago and I am thankful for that every single day as he has once again become a GREAT friend to both of us.

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9/21/09 12:58 P

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MY Best friend, with out a doubt is my wife.There is no else that even comes close.

As far as friends,most of the people who i have considered best friends in various stages of my life i still consider friends some good friends most just friends tend move on,not so much anymore think when i was younger distance was an issue as well as what stage in life i was.whether it was joining service,starting my business at 22 yrs old,getting married even having kids.

I would say today i have mix of good friends typically couples me and my wife get together with on a regular basis.As well as people i consider friends that are also business associates.

For the most part i would say the people you can count on when it really matters is you're family.

As far as cellphone i probably have multiple contacts for every letter of the alphabet,most are business contacts or people in my own organization,some are friends that i although we don't necessarily get together anymore we will call etch other every once in a while just to say what's up.


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9/21/09 11:13 A

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If I have a phone number and I haven't spoken to that person in quite some time, I feel it is MY responsibility to reach out and say, "Hey, hey."

We all have very busy lives. Just because I don't speak to someone on a regular basis, does not mean they are not in my life, or someone I need to delete.

I have many, many friends, acquaintances and a handful of really, really good friends!

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9/21/09 11:04 A

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Yes OCEAN_EYES, he is still my husband. 32 years breeds familiarity and a reluctance to change. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment!

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We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


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9/21/09 11:01 A

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I had a friend years ago that was very needy. I didn't give her my phone number for 1.5 yr. It ended up that my favorite color was her fave--it didn't start that way. I loved bowling, so she started bowling--ended up on my team. She's bi-polar so she had me drained emotional and physically.
I have lots of friends but not close friends. I tend to keep people at a distance. When I had a close friend, it felt like I was someone used to hurt someone else. They wanted to push another friend away, so they'd get closer to me. I wanted us all to be friends but we kinda didn't get along together. One was needy, one was interfering and I'm in the middle.
Anyways just my family should have my phone number. If friends have it, I tell them my phone is just for emergencies.

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9/21/09 10:52 A

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Wow, Potridge, I'm sorry to hear about your husband...is he STILL your husband after sleepign with all your friends?

I prefer having a few REALLY close friends as opposed to a lot of half-assed friends who you can't trust to be there when things get rough. I've always been extremely loyal to people I care about. Sometimes I keep certain ppl in my contacts on my iphone just so that I'll know it's them calling, so I know to avoid it lol!

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9/21/09 10:11 A

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i think there are three classes of friends: friends for a period, friends for a purpose, and friends for a lifetime. i think all of my friends can be filed into a different category like friends that i was really close to in college but grew apart after are "friends for a period", work friends are "friends for a purpose", etc. but of course, the best friends are the ones that weather time and distance :) all of my best friends live more than an hour away from me, which kind of sucks for the social life lol. but it makes that much more special when we can get together for fun weekends going out or vacations. we barely even talk on the phone...it's almost as if we don't need to when you've been friends that long lol. one of our guy friends left freshman year of college to go into the air force and when he came back three years later to visit it was like he never left :)

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9/21/09 10:00 A

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i can count my true friends on one hand, maybe two...i ahve tons of number in my phone that i dont really call but i keep them cause i just know that the day i get rid of them i will need them again..... my longest friendship is with Libby, we have known each other since we were two.....no lie...we dont really see much of each other cause she is married with three children and she teaches dance as a second job, so there really is not much time for anthing else.....i dont really have a "best friend" cause i dont really go out and do things that often....but i still ahve my close friends that i can count on..

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9/21/09 9:57 A

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I have 3 people I consider best friends. And I have many other friends. I can't honestly say that I speak to or text with them on a frequent basis. At least weekly is not daily. After reading through the posts here I am thinking that I am really blessed. It wasn't always this way though. 2 years ago I had maybe 2 or 3 friends and I didn't talk much to them. Thankfully they didn't walk away because of my lack of communication. I had a trauma occur in my life 1.5 years ago and it made me realize that I know some really great people and that I wanted to reach out and meet more. Now I have more friends than I know what to do with LOL!

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9/21/09 9:48 A

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I have a few friends, not anyone that I hang out with or talk to regularly. I do have a best friend from kindergarden, and yes, she thinks I'm her best friend as well.

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9/21/09 9:39 A

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i go back and forth with the "definition"

i have a couple people i'd call friends, but, certainly not confidantes

i actually have no one i could call if needed-- i'm always sposed to be the strong one

when i start to open up- or, get needy, people pull away

a lot of work- friendly acquantices

it kind of stinks......

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I have 2 best friends a guy and a girl. The girl I got back when I moved. The guy has been my best friend and I his for like 9 years. He misses me and I ust talked to him 2 times last week and AS SOON AS HE CAN he is coming to see me!!!

I have a lot of SUPPOSED friends. BUT they are out for THEMSELVES and DO NOT want me HAPPY at all.

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Blessings come from sharing HAPPINESS.

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9/21/09 9:03 A

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I have a large group of friends that I get together with at different times (actually more like several small groups, LOL).....I have many people I can call on when something is going on....
Now, as far as who I am closest to, I have my best girlfriend from grade school, and we have been best friends for about 30 years....and the feeling is mutual, I was her maid of honor when she got married, and yesterday she stood in as my daughter's Godmother......

I also have about 4 or 5 other friends I consider very close, one male, the rest female....I have been close to them for 12-16 years......I would consider them all family....

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9/21/09 8:44 A

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I only have a few people that I actually would consider my friend. Then there are a few that only want to be my friend when they want something, I can get rid of their # but for some reason they don't get rid of mine. I do have a best friend, we've known each other for 13 years, but been friends for 10years. I have another close friend but since graduating from college she and I aren't very close any more.

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I have only a few close friends, and yes, they all know the place the have in my life. My oldest friends are from high school so about 16 years

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9/21/09 5:29 A

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i recently got a new phone too! a tmobile g3! color: red emoticon

when i transfered the numbers ovee i went from having a ton of people to only close friends, family, my boyfriend, and people at work. now i might have 25 numbers at the most.

i dont mind though why keep it around if you dont ever talk to the people!?!?!?!

my longest friend ship so far is 11 years

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9/21/09 5:02 A

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Since my husband was a coach for many years, and we dance all around...there are many people that we are friendly with and know. But do have long-lasting friendships with three of my friends from kindergarten! My husband is my best friend and I have a best girlfriend who lives 6 miles away that I have know for 55 years and, yes, she knows she's my bf. Friends may come and go, but I'm never sad about it....only happy that they have been in my life for just a little while. Then I go on and meet new people....and remain a very friendly person. It makes me happy!

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9/21/09 2:07 A

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I don't have any best friends. My husband slept with them. So you can say that I am a bit gun shy about becoming close with anyone. I think the closest to a friend I have is my sister, which is fine with me. I have way more guy friends. At least I know my husband won't sleep with them! LOL!

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DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


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9/21/09 12:33 A

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I have lots of friendly aquaintances but only 4 people that I'm close enough with to call true friends. My best friend is also my longest friendship (11 years). Although we rarely talk to one another these days we still both consider ourselves best friends. The fact that her mother married my ex hubby and she lives with them has put somewhat of a strain on our relationship.

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I have a lot of friends. I have a few good friends here (I moved to Japan a year ago) but I am not as close to them as I was with my old friends in Italy. I am still in touch on a regular basis with friends I had in HS and I graduated in 91. There are friends who I have lost touch with but with sites like facebook it is easier to find these old friends and reconnect!

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Now that i have a new phone, i had to manually imput all the names and numbers....this time i only transffered maybe half of the names from my old phone....i figure if i havn't talked to the person in atleast 6 months i doubt i will again....honestly most of the people i did not add i haven't talked to in over a year. It just makes me realize how many friends i have lost...or friends that just don't talk to me. Really most of the people were just aquantinces, not really friends....guess its all in the label. How many friends do you have? How long has your oldest friendship lasted? Do you have a best friend? And does your best friend think you are their best friend?

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