My Ep FriendsI've hear people argue this....Saying 'internet' friends aren't 'real'. Really? Take me for example. After all of my 'stuff' happened, I moved to a new town where I know no one. Now I am slowly meeting people here, but that's not the point.
What about my best friend? He lives in Chicago. Haven't actually 'seen' him in years. We may talk on the phone a few times a year. Everything else? Email, text, etc. Wouldn't this make him an 'internet' friend now? If so, why is that bad?
Anyway, that's not the point of this. The point is my EP friends. They ARE my friends. I'm told them things I haven't told anyone. In the last 2 days alone I've been told things about them that they have never told or told very few. I feel honored. Even though these things are horrible, terrible, and/or heartbreaking things...I'm honored they let me in...that they trust me. That they know I'm there for them. That I won't judge them. That I will give them honest advise or opinions.
Maybe that makes them better than 'real life' friends. That by being xxx distance away they can be themselves. Good and Bad. That they can open up, vent, share, laugh, cry, reflect, dream.....with me. A friend. A REAL friend.
It is different, I know when your trying to tell someone certain things face to face. Or even on the phone. You second guess, you doubt, you try to read into what they are thinking. But online...It's somehow freeing. Guess that's why most of us are on here in the first place, right?!
So to my EP friends. Much Love. Big Hugs. and if you EVER need ANYTHING. You know you can reach me. I'll be here for you.
amodelcitizen 36-40, M 3 Oct 27, 2012