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Friends....How many of us have them?

friend
noun
1.a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.


Where exactly do adults find friends? 
I mean as an child, you find a see another kid on the playground with the same pink sneakers you have and you ask them if you want to play.....And its instant friendship

But as an adult, certainly as a woman, where do you go or what do you do (without looking like a uber creep)to find a friend? I mean where do women over the age 25 go to foster lasting platonic relationships with other women?

As professionals,you spend lots of time with coworkers who often make connections with but also as professionals, you can't really open up as your true self.

There are former love interest,they often know you best, but this could open the door to complications with present lovers.

Or the friends we have had forever, the ones who have one more harm than good to us, but we keep them around in attempt to be loyal....


Do we forever rely on toxic 'friendships',or remain social hermits for the rest of our days?



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