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Old 08-23-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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darling daughter? dear daughter?
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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My husband definitely is my best friend. Next is my two daughters. They are smart and have a sense of humor or at least they appreciate my brand of humor. My brother is also somebody who I wouldn't mind tell him anything.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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what is DD#1?

Dear daughter #1. I also have a DD#2.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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My husband definitely is my best friend. Next is my two daughters. They are smart and have a sense of humor or at least they appreciate my brand of humor. My brother is also somebody who I wouldn't mind tell him anything.

I wasn't thinking about family but my daughters and one of my brothers are same as yours. Get along great and can be trusted with anything. And we all have a good sense of humor which helps!
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I would say two, and I consider myself lucky to have that many.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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A few years ago I was stuck with no place to live...... I had given my notice to my landlord that I was moving on such and such a day, but for reasons I'd rather not go into, I could not move into the new apartment (not my fault). So.... I had to scurry around to find an apartment I could move into within a reasonable amount of time and that would accept pets (one cat). I found an apartment that filled that need, but I couldn't move in right away. So..... I spent about 4 weeks living in a motel.

I knew several women who had houses with spare bedrooms. Did any of them ask me to stay with them? No.

I've gotten to the point where I will not count on anyone. My ex let me down big time with his crap. People can be very selfish.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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A lot depends on your outlook of friendship too.

I do not think it is reasonable for one person to meet all of my "friendship" needs. So one may fulfill some needs, someone else different ones.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Aside from my DH and 2 sons, who I can completely open up to and trust, I have 2 g-friends from high school and college who are my closest dear friends. Other than that, I'm a pretty closed book and just keep things to myself. My grandfather said, "If you have one close friend in your life, then it's more than most have in their lifetime." I feel very fortunate.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Hmm.......I always thought I was maybe a bit different, not having a coterie of friends. But it seems I'm the same as most of the posters on here - 2 real friends, one is a cousin - and that's about it. Besides DH, of course. I figured I was on the bottom end of the social scale in that way, but maybe it's more common than not to have fewer and fewer real friends as we get older.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Interesting thread. When I was going thru a weird time last year. I discovered that I did indeed have real friends. One couple told me that if I ever found myself living the situation I dreaded, I could live on their property

Three others were there for me

I think the kind of friends one has is based on the kind of friend one is. I am a listener and I' m happy to let other people talk about their problems and their joys
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Happy for you, Mr5150.
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