Keeping in touch with long distance friends is hard. You have to put some real effort in. You can’t just run into each other on the streetcar and impulsively decide to go get coffee and catch up.
Work friends is a topic that leaves me feeling conflicted. It can be absolutely wonderful or it can be catastrophic. It all depends on situation and the people involved.
I discovered that the best way to tell if someone is a friend or an acquaintance is to ask yourself: “Would I invite them to lunch, and not feel awkward if they said yes?”
How should a person be? That’s the question Sheila Heti asks in the title of her novel/memoir. Christine Junge analyzes this question and more.
For me, middle school was my time to find true friends: people who didn’t know my past problems. But, before I met those people I met a girl named Madison.
It sounded too good to be true: I would essentially be getting paid to hang out with my best friend! Soon, she began to take her seniority too seriously.