Best Friend

When you’re young, you classify your friends. You have a best friend, a second best friend. When you’re older you just have friends. Some of them you may not see for months or years, but when you do, the friendship holds. When you’re young, you need a best friend. When you’re older, you simply need friends.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “Best Friend”

  1. There are two best friends in my life whom I’ve known since we were teenagers. We lived in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, and are from the same working class background. Best friend #2 was my maid of honor at my wedding and is my older son’s godmother. She moved out to CA for a number of years but then returned to New England. No children and a husband who died shortly after retirement – she has pretty much lived alone and very comfortably. Never any major problems or drawbacks during her long lifetime. We would do anything for one another and are in touch a few times a week. Best friend #1 and I hadn’t seen one another for a long time after we married, moved away and had our own families. About eleven years ago we met and have been in touch frequently ever since. This friend has not had an easy life emotionally or financially. Although they are both my best friends, #2 doesn’t have much sympathy for anyone who has weaknesses or frailties. She is pretty stubborn in her ways and there are times you must tiptoe around her. That means I absolutely cannot be completely honest with her. Friend #1 and I also would do anything for one another. She, compared to #2, is very sympathetic to problems I might have because of her own experiences. We never tiptoe around one another. There are rare times when we have a minor spat and agree it’s time to hang up the phone for a while, we always laughingly call again soon thereafter in our mutual understanding that we are completely honest with one another. And that is why she is and always will be #1.

  2. I grew up in the military and it wasn’t until I was in the 5th grade that I met my best friend. We grew up and life happened which took us in opposite directions and we lost touch over the years. I found her, thanks to my cousin, 20 years after we had last seen each other at my bridal shower. She came to my daughter’s graduation. We took one look at one another, hugged, and cried our eyes out. It was as though not one second had passed. We caught up and now make sure to stay in touch weekly. We will always be best friends.

  3. If I confessed I never wanted secondary friends would I be considered unusual? As I grew, my attitude did not change.

    Throughout life, I have had the same two best friends. Heidi, who I met at fourteen, when I attended boarding school. And Laura, who I met at seventeen in high school. After four decades they not only remain my two best friends but have become my family.

  4. Suzie and Pam were best friends whose lives were woven together like a fine tapestry. It all started at the age of 18 in Army boot camp. It ended many years later when Susie died of a massive heart attack in the arms of her beloved friend. Now let me tell you their story.

  5. “Best Friend” can be confusing, I consider a couple people to be my best friends, but on the other hand they consider me as a good friend, but maybe not their best friend. I’ve always wanted someone to consider me as their number one goto girl, always call or think of me when they got excited about something, sad or mad about something. But that is not always the case, so then it leaves you with the weird feelings of not sure why you call them your best friend if they don’t consider you their best friend.

  6. Some best friends leave. Some stay. Some pray for you. Some ride for you. Some die for you. Some live for you. Don’t hurt a true friend. Because some won’t come back. You can’t think that making the same mistakes over and over again are okay. And you better pray that you get a best friend that stays. And most of all make sure you would ride for them,die for them,live for them,cry for them. That’s true friendship. A special connection that should never go away.

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