Two days ago, my very good friend called me from Arizona to ask for my help. She apologized, fearing her question might cause me an emotional breakdown. My sweet friend's very dear friend is going through hell right now, and she wants to know how to help.
Being that her hell looked a lot like my life last June 25-July 6, I was the person to ask. And we are always 100% honest with each other, so she knew I would give it to her straight.
I was the first one of all my girlfriends to have a baby, so I never ran into this problem… but now that most of my girls have caught up and jumped on the mama-train, I’m starting to notice a trend emerging, and it has something to do with pissing off our single or childless friends. Have you ever heard a new mama say “I’d love to hang, but it has to be between 10-1 or 2-4, because that’s when he takes his nap”? Just hang on while all your non-parent friends puke in their mouths....more
Choosing your bridesmaids can be a difficult task. For me it was one of the most difficult. I agonized over it for months for the sole fact that I have so many amazing friends I wanted to include. In a perfect world where budget and realism were no factor, I probably would have had like 10 friends standing up with me. But Dave and I decided early on that was not realistic and decided to keep the number down as much as possible. In the end, we decided to have six people standing up on each side....more
Let’s be honest, as humans we were created to long for relationship. We want to have friends that we can share our lives with, our past and our hopes for the future. We want to be ourselves, not pretending to be on top of things, or have it all together and the security to be able to confess struggles, failures, sins, knowing that our true friend will not think less of us....more
It's always sad to lose a friendship, and worse when it's over something stupid like a man. I went to college in San Diego, and I had a close circle of friends; in particular, two friends that I had made while living in the residence halls....more
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Most of us want to be liked, right? It's human nature, isn't it, to crave acceptance, to want to be part of a tribe? But worrying about whether people like you can be debilitating....more
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