I Only Have a Couple.

I live in a small town. Everyone know almost everyone. As a business owner I know more than most. I greet them on the street, driving down the road, in the stores and in my business. We talk, laugh and share ideas. We scratch each others back, so to speak, but I have very few real friends.

I have a woman who calls me her best friend, but we never really talked until my husband died. Suddenly we were best buddies. I have a couple of friends who were my husbands pall-bearers, but they were John's friends before they were mine and so are not that close. The only one of them I could say is my friend, hit on me not long after John died. I rejected him and now he is married to someone else, but we are still friends.

I guess that's it. My friend from High School lives an hour away and works all the time and has a special needs daughter. She is also a single mom. My other friend is a truck driver and I don't see him very often either. No real friends here. My best friend is dead and gone.

theredlady theredlady
41-45, F
7 Responses Oct 2, 2009

Thanks SS. I guess my shy nature is my downfall. LOL Thanks so much for the compliment.

Hi TRL. I would think that as wonderful a person as you are, the entire town would want to be your best friend. You are always full of GOOD advice. Even though we haven't met in person, I consider you a GREAT friend. Thanks!!

thank you all. LV and IVP you are good friends to me although we have never met in person, I wouldn't give you up as friends for all the world.<br />
Flourlady, I too have many friends in church, they are great people and have helped me through the worst time in my life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I must say its nice to finally talk to you.

I am also sorry for your loss. I dont have best friends as I did in school but have church friends and friends I have made thru the years and also friends of the family.

I am so sorry for your loss.<br />
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Other than my family, I have only one friend in real life, and I have not seen her for 2 years!<br />
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I kind of know how you feel

Hippy if we lived close you would be one of my best friends. I admire you and my friendship towards you travels across the miles. We will always be friends.

awwww well if i were closer i would make myself a true friend...pity but friendship can travel for miles...:). <br />
I do appreciate everything you have said though...i too have very few true friends.