The Oldie But Goodie
From the time you upchucked in the middle of your Twentieth-Century American Novel course to that pathetic email you wrote to the first person who really broke your heart, this friend knows it all. But, you know she would never use it. There’s no need to explain yourself with this pal. She gets you and loves you -- psycho moments and all -- which is why she’s more forgiving of your foibles than most members of your inner circle. Plus, she helps remind you of who you really are (yep, the kid in braces who still laughs at fart jokes). Over the course of your relationship -- and through its many ups and downs -- you also learn important lessons about communication, commitment, and working through conflict. (Remember that one major blowout with her years back? See, you recovered.) So tell your significant other to thank her for that.
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