Currently, I have what I would call 2 "best" friends (both having their own function in my life...they couldn't be any more different and don't know each other very well).
Best friend #1...She's my extrovert buddy....for both of us, we are each other's revolving person that fits anywhere we go with each other. I'm close with her family (who is one state away) and her husband's family (who is local).
The other "best" friend is not really part of a group, but works in the same building as me. She is like my New York family....before I was married I spent endless holidays and camping trips with her family. I was the first person (and ONLY person for 2 months) she told when she was pregant...both trust each other implicitly.
And probably 6 or 7 other "very close" friends? One is a whole group where "best" friend #1 is in. (and one fabulous gay man who used to be my housemate) who all have varying degrees of closeness, but have a very special bond with each other, vacation together, and can rely on each other for holidays, secrets, and favors.
Then 1 additional very close friend who I work with and we have a lot of the same aquaintances from her husband's work and our work. She is kind of a tough nut...she is one of those people who is super friendly with everyone but keeps almost everyone at arms length (kind of superficial.....but not in a fake catty way). However, we're very close (or as close as she let's people!)....but she's definitley more than an aquaintance because we definitely share a lot that doesn't get discussed with other people!
My "best" friends from high school and college are more in the aquaintance category. I tend to keep friends forever, but time and circumstances definitely changes friendship dynamics!
J, mom to:
- Elsa - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"