A wise woman once said, “Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates, and then we can let men be just these great, nice guys that we have fun with”. Now I know not everyone will take the advice from a sex and the city character. However, I find this statement to be so true. The friendships you make can last a lifetime, and its a special bond like no other.
Too often we get caught up in relationships, in drama and focusing on our current partner. Even when it’s only a few dates in, some people begin to shift all of their focus and energy into this one person, hoping that they are ‘The One’. I understand, I am a romantic, I love cheesy films and happy endings, but I also believe in balance.
I’m lucky enough that I have amazing friends who know the value of friendship. They would happily show up to my house at 3 am if I needed them, and I would do the same for them. My best friends are there for me without any judgement, without gossip, they are there to listen, to laugh with me, to comfort me and just to be there. Whilst many of them are also in relationships, I have never felt as though they have become lost to their partner. I love that all of the people in my life truly understand that no matter how in love they are with their partner, spending valuable time with friends is equally as important.
I know that when you are in a serious relationship your boyfriend or girlfriend will become your best friend in a completely different way, you share everything, but the bond you share with your friends is also something special. When it’s all said and done, the people you surround yourself with is so important, and that partner,boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, unfortunately may not always be there. Surrounding yourself with friends that will stay with you for a lifetime is so important, and something I can’t ever imagine my life without.