My Best Friend
Talking with my therapist last night I got onto the subject of friends. While I won’t go deep into this discussion, some things are personal; I will say that one of the hardest things I’ve had to learn over the years is that you need more than just friends.
Growing up I wasn’t very close to my family so I relied on my friends for support, which is probably why I was such a mess in high school because everyone had their own problems. It wasn’t until college that I really met people I could call close friends, even family.
I had never dated a guy long enough to really consider him someone I could count on so I counted on my friends. I was usually okay as long as I had one really good friend I could trust to go to in a time of need. I started to learn soon enough that things eventually changed, friends started new relationships or moved away. It was a hard pill to swallow suddenly realizing that that friendship that was so important to me wasn’t quite as important to the other person.
I now see why finding that one person you can count on to spend your life with is so important because heÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s become the best friend I always wanted. I can always talk to him about anything and itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s always a two way street. We lean on each other and support each other. We can be our worst selves and still have unconditional love. ThatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s something you just canÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t get the same from your friends and thatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦is ok 😀
My greatest friend is the man who will still be going to bed next to me 50 years from now and that is such a wonderful feeling. HeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s my best friend, my greatest love and my family all in one.