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Findings from Lifeboat's State of Friendship 2013 Report
Yesterday we heard about the "State of Friendship 2013" -- and the "mid-life friendship slump" for people in their 30s through 60s. Have you made a friend in the middle years? Call in 212-433-9692!
isabel, is not an idiot- she's honestly stating, a very real cultural specific context. don't shoot her,she's just a messenger. i did not get the idea, that she necessarily agrees with it. it just is;in the military, and in other places around the world.
brian-get away from the mic,the first caller was referring to guys sweating together,not blowing into woodwinds. it's how i bonded on the basketball court as a kid. no stupid words to get in the way. guys touching outside of a sexual context[for all sexual preferences,btw]; is a much needed, healthy thing. leave the bloody horn at home...
I am so fortunate that I have been able to make great friends in my mid thirties. After a break-up a few years ago, I connected with other single women and started a new phase of life. One woman is a neighbor, one a former co-worker, one an alumnae of my grad school, and others friends of friends..... It is different and more difficult in some ways than when I was younger. But I also feel like the friendships are deep and rich. And I actually wish I had more male friends! I like what male friendships can offer.
YOU GOTTA CLOSE THIS SEGMENT OUT WITH THIS SONG!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXGXDmtW4Zg
Maybe that 'no-cross-sex-friendship' woman's view has been corrupted by her military experience; maybe the men there are somewhat different...
One of my best friends is my former roommate's former co-worker's former roommate's ex-girlfriend!
The idea that you can't be friends with the opposite sex is outdated and fairly offensive. Its doesn't give either sex the credit they deserve. I am a woman with many male friends. They are intelligent and have the ability to see me as more than a sex object. We can connect through shared interests and intelligent conversation. Not everything is about sex.
Isabel, you're an idiot! Get help.
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