Have you seen this kind of meme floating around the social media world lately?
There are mixed interpretations on the various studies that have taken up this topic, and although I think there is validity to friendships that have a longer history together, at the end of the day, friendships, like all relationships, require effort on both ends. It’s the good old principle of whatever you put into it is what you’ll get out of it.
After I got married and we moved halfway across the country to the sweet Midwest, I quickly came to a new realization about friendships – making friends as a young, single twenty-something is very different from making friends as a still-young, but now married (and without babies) twenty-something.
All of my closest friends I had made as a young adult had become what I call my “history friends” because I had lived with them or gone through significant life changes with them. I know that whole theory of “you’re best friends until you live together” is real, but I had a rather unique experience with my roommates from college and post-college. Read more…