I have zero girl friends (that aren't kin).
I think about this from time to time & wonder if it's healthy.
Do I need to have a non-related woman in my life to share my thoughts/problems/humor/affection/leisure/emotions/life with? Do I have a innate need to be there (in these same respects) for her in return?
Is that not what best friends are for?
...So, why don't I have any girl friends?
Growing up I had a few; but, as it often goes, we grew up & lost contact.
I've never been a "phone person", and I guess they weren't either.
Not too long ago, I was surprised that one of them reached out to contact me through someone else, but I never called her. It's been a long, long, long time since I've seen her.
I worried that she'd be different.
Hell...I'm different, aren't I?
What am I saying?...
Do I want girl friends?
Yes & no (both for completely selfish reasons). And...that is why I don't think I should be anyones friend.
Sometimes I think it'd be cool to have someone to go coffee shops with, shopping, girls-night-out...and to occasionally have another woman's perspective on life.
And yet, I don't want the problems/emotions/drama that sometimes comes with friendship. That stuff is draining.
I admire BFF's who grew up with each other & have great relationships. It's a lot harder to make true friends when you're already grown; you just never really know people, you know?...
I have very mixed emotions about this subject.
On one hand, I'm content & happy. On the other, I wonder.
If you've been here awhile, then you prob. already know that I actually have a Best-Friend-Forever. He is all kinds of wonderful:)