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How much do friends mean to you?

Asked by BoBo1946 (15315points) August 29th, 2010

Friends mean a lot too me. They are aware of my distresses, problems, and they are always there for me (true friends are always there). I’m thankful for my friends! After all, life is about friends and family. That is what keeps me going.

Presently, just lost a special friend, she died last Monday. Her husband has been my friend for 45 years. I introduced them. Their friendship and their love toward me has been on my mind all week. I’ve been thinking about all those good times we had together. Her last words to me was, “I love you!” And, my last words to her was, “I love you too!” My heart is very heavy today.

How much do friends mean to you?

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Cruiser's avatar

Friends are the dessert of life Bo. Meant to be enjoyed while they are there with you and remembered long after they are gone from your life. Cherish the memories and so sorry to hear about your loss!

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you and your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

For me, my close friends are part of my family. We share our joys and sorrows and we are there for each other when we need to be. My friends can call me any time of day and I’ll do anything I can for them (even the ones that are far away). My life in better because of the friendships I have and I can’t imagine not having my friends in my life.

Scooby's avatar

First of all sorry for your loss I mean that most sincerely……
Without my friends I couldn’t be me, they also keep me on the ground, they understand me they mean the world to me, family…. Not so sure anymore! :-/
Chins up fella my thought s are with you at this sad time……. ;-)

BoBo1946's avatar

Tough…and thank you for those nice comment. Never know when it will be your last opportunity to say the three most beautiful words on God’s Green Earth, “I love you!” I’m thankful that those were our last words. Very thankful.

Frenchfry's avatar

I am sorry for your losses. My friends that have come close to me actually become like family.

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946 @BoBo1946

I’m sorry.

Yes, some friends are more family than family.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Aww @BoBo1946 , this made me tear up. I am so sorry for your loss, it is very hard. I am so glad that you were able to have such a touching exchange to be your last together on this earth. Hugs!!!

To answer your question… I also consider my friends to be an extension of my family. Some of them treat me more like family than certain biological family members do. Finding a good friend is priceless, it’s something to be treasured.

Aster's avatar

@BoBo1946 I am so sorry. I lost my closest friend to cancer 15 years ago. I miss all the laughter we shared so much. And just eating out together. There’s an empty space she filled.
I agree with the others in that friends can not only be nicer to you than family but like you more than some of them do, too. We can enjoy just being with them more than we enjoy being with certain relatives. Strange, in a way.
The longer we live, the more deaths we see. It’s a sad part of life.

marinelife's avatar

Our friends mean everything to us. We have friendships that have lasted 30 years. Even if we don’t see them for a year, it is as if we have never been apart when we do see each other.

TexasDude's avatar

The world, more or less.

I’d gladly die for any one of them, even the ones who are on the “periphery” of my circle of friends. In fact, I’ve almost had to do that before.

nebule's avatar

Sorry for your loss… Friends keep me sane, unfortunately I don’t have many and true frineds are hard to find :-(

Akua's avatar

Bobo Im sorry for your loss. I know how important real friendship is. I don’t have a whole crowd of friends but the few friends I have are so very special to me because over the years they have become more like my family. They comforted me, loved me and were there for me when I had no one else and my relatives weren’t there. If it weren’t for them I have no idea who I’d be right now.

BoBo1946's avatar

Thank you to everyone for the encouraging words. Much needed…again, thank you my friends!

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@BoBo1946 : I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost a friend last month, and it is a heavy thing.

Being gay, I lost a lot of closeness with family, coming out of the closet. I had to make up for that with friends. I’ve got a core of very close ones to whom I can tell anything. I work at those relationships. I work at being the kind of friend I want to have.

BoBo1946's avatar

@hawaii_jake good for you my friend. Nothing like friends when times are good, but they are especially needed during hard times.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

My true friends mean almost everything to me, I barely have any friends that are true and its really hard to find a reliable trustworthy person these days. I cherish every moment I have with them. I lost a best friend last May, he died so young(he was 18, I’m 18 also) and I’ll never forget the times me and him had together. I think about him all the time.

stardust's avatar

@BoBo1946 I’m so sorry for your loss.
True friendship is one of the dearest things we can experience while we’re here. I have very few close friends, but they ones I have are so important to me. I hope to be lucky enough to make more true friends along the way.

BoBo1946's avatar

Thank you my friends.

AmWiser's avatar

@BoBo1946 I’m truly sorry to hear of your loss. I know that a true friend is the greatest of all blessings.

serafina's avatar

I have quite a few friends but only two best friends, they are like my sisters.They would do anything for me and likewise i would do anything for them, no matter when or where. I love them lots.

I am sorry for your loss.

BoBo1946's avatar

@AmWiser yes they are my friend….thank you!

Nicole8's avatar

Friends mean a lot to me but not as much as family. For me, I have problems trusting friends but my family is always there for me.

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