Here’s a poser for your courtesy of Rory aka a guycalledbloke.
Girls, same as guys, always had a best mate, a buddy, someone you’d hang around with most of the time.
Well, most girls and guys. Hubby and I are each other’s and it’s been like that for 32 years.
I had a bestest friend at school 1963-1965 then we moved and I changed schools. Although we kept in touch for a while, it fizzled out, and I didn’t have a best friend until 1978.
Following my divorce, I moved away in 1981 but kept in touch, but by the time I came back to my home town 8 years later, we were two totally different individuals, so that folded.
However, I met a lovely lady who became a good friend in 1988 and we kept in regular contact until she passed away in 2000. She was my best friend for all those years and I still miss her.
I met Hubby in 1989 and he is my best friend, soulmate, buddy, companion, confidante and partner as well as my husband. There is no him and me, we are simply an ‘Us’ .
We know a lot of people, some of which have become dear and trusted friends and are more like family to us. We don’t have to be in contact regularly, but we know they are there for us the same as we are for them. It’s a given and goes back a long way.
Locally, we are friendly towards everyone and so have quite a wide circle of acquaintances.
Friends though come in a different category, and we only have a couple of those here.
So in answer to Rory’s question about how many friends does a grown up actually need,
I would say not many.
The next question is of course, do you consider yourself to be a good friend to other people?