Growing old…with friends.
Let’s face it: when it comes to dating, we’re far more gregarious in our youth.
Chalk it up to being free from feeling like we had to find a life partner; then, our age allowed us the time to search for the person we felt was right, dipping our toes in and out of the dating pool as we went. And when those relationships didn’t work out, we licked our wounds, had a good cry, and picked up the search where we left off.
Of course, when you’re young, you never think that you’ll grow old alone.
Of course, when you’re young, you never think that you’ll grow old alone. But, then, why would you? Nights of boozy flirting under the strobe lights of some nightclub while filling your contact list with phone numbers would lead anyone to think that the dating pool runs deep.
When the whimsical days of flirting slowly grind to a halt, sometimes you find that the only names left in your contact list are those of your closest friends ─ the very people we never think of when we commit to growing old with someone.
The truth is, friends make the perfect companions. Who else will accept you as you are, flaws, faults, and all?
Without having to carve out time between partners, friends, co-workers and everyone who demands your attention, you are free to focus on the aspects of the relationships ─ the friendships ─ that matter most.
Allowing your friendships to grow into lifelong relationships can be an uplifting, freeing experience. Without having to carve out time between partners, friends, co-workers and everyone who demands your attention, you are free to focus on the aspects of the relationships ─ the friendships ─ that matter most.
You can explore the world together, taking in new destinations, partaking in new rituals, and creating memories that will carry you happily towards your next adventure.
Sharing the experiences with friends that make up the glories (and pains) of ageing is something we should consider special. Friends are the people who have been there from the beginning, through the best and worst of times, and they are the people who will be there till the end.
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