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 he’s become the best friend I always wanted. I can always talk to him about anything and it’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. That’s something you just can’t get the same from your friends and that…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. He’s my best friend, my greatest love and my family all in one.

3 Comments

  1. Mergrl

    December 7, 2005 at 9:41 am

    aww Robin that is great, hoping I find one those too one of these days. Your friends are always needed but sometimes they just aren’t the more you need.

  2. Robin

    December 7, 2005 at 10:03 am

    Hi Mergrl – Friends are very important and it wouldn’t be much of a life without friends but in the end you do need more.

  3. Gemini

    December 7, 2005 at 1:05 pm

    boo hoo… 🙁 pout…

    I will be there too!! in 50 years that is.. hehe how else are we going to have the cat farm, sit and drink coffee and smoke butts????

    I can’t very well do that myself can I??? UM no!! Me, you, Star and Princess!

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