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Can I Buy A Friend?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

You know, sometimes it would be nice if you could take out a "personals" ad for a friend.

Imagine if you could request to meet somebody who would:

- be supportive of your goals, and applaud you when you meet them, without being jealous.
- cheer you up and make you not feel like a loser when you slip up.
- allow you to say, "I'm depressed" without making you feel guilty over it, or following it up with a long speech about how depressed they are,
- allow you to feel sad without also feeling guilty because "other people have it worse."
- allow you to feel energized and enthusiastic without also being told to "calm down" or being treated like you're an annoyance.
- allow you to talk about your dreams (even the loftiest ones) without being ridiculed or grilled about the timetable.
- have lunch with you and respect your food choices
- stop consistently telling you how "jealous" they are of you, and resent you for being you.
- exercise with you, or agree to be your exercise challenge buddy.
- let you "vent" without using all that against you later, or making you fee stupid or hateful for having frustrations.
- just genuinely care about you and your happiness.
- allow you to genuinely care about THEM without thinking you were "up to something."
- just see the same beauty in the universe that you see, and allow themselves to share in that beauty.
- in other words, be a real FRIEND.

Wouldn't that be great? Sigh.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMANDANCES 6/13/2013 9:08AM

    Sometimes I think women can be our own worst enemies. :(

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/13/2013 8:14AM

    I believe they're out there, in the mean time, Spark sure makes a difference. emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 6/13/2013 6:55AM

    Wonder how much it would cost....

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THM_DEB 6/13/2013 6:18AM

    I totally understand what you mean. From your post, I can tell you have been burned before :(

I am totally blessed with a best friend of almost 40 years. Let me tell ya, this women, puts up with a lot from me.

We laugh because we have been through divorces, children, life's tragedies and always say we know each other better than anyone on this earth and will probably be living together when we are very old.

Maybe you can start up a website site "Friends" only....I hope you can find someone like that.

Comment edited on: 6/13/2013 6:19:51 AM

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JOYFOCUS 6/13/2013 1:47AM

  I crave friendship, but it just seems like such a hazard, for all of the reasons you mentioned! I don't want to have someone heal all wounds and complete me, I just would like a sane person with whom to hang out and have fun! I hope that you can find a reasonable, supportive, positive person to be your friend, and that you can give them the gift of being the same way for them. Good luck!

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STRNGNGRNDED 6/12/2013 11:29PM

    Amen sister~

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BARCLE 6/12/2013 7:15PM

    So true emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 6/12/2013 6:24PM

    I have two (thank you God!) but I am not selling!!

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RABBITART 6/12/2013 2:52PM

    Great idea! I would like to a personal add out on some new family members as well.

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AMYTRIPP 6/12/2013 2:48PM

    Yep, it sure would be great.
*drifts off to daydream*

~ But I've been burned by so-called friends too many times

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USMAWIFE 6/12/2013 2:35PM

    trust me I have wanted to that same thing so many times.

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GLUECIPHER 6/12/2013 11:31AM

    that would be great. Especially if there were other "benefits" emoticon

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IMADANCER 6/12/2013 11:27AM

    Where can I sign up?

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MBEHNKEN 6/12/2013 11:12AM

    Great idea!

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