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How many 'best friends' do you have? Rss

I'd say one, really close friend that I can say anything to and that I know will be there for me if or when I need her. I have 2 other fairly close friends, but I don't feel as comfortable telling them my inner most thoughts and feelings - and one of those friends is now in Canada.

This "best friend" and I have been friends for 18yrs, we met in yr 7, but our closeness has come and gone with changes in our lives. It's only been since she had her first child 3yrs ago, that our bond has grown - for the first 4 or so years of me being a mum, I didn't have anyone that I would have called my best friend, only friends.
khmum wrote:
Yea I had some friends, not very close but still friends, but when my first bub was born they sort of just disappeared, and its hard when you have little ones that keep you busy to keep up with friends who don't have children.

Yep that's very true. It happened to me as well - as soon as I announced my pregnancy, all my friends (except this best friend I spoke of) just disappeared. 2 of them came back after a little while, but my "best friend" from before I had kids is now only an acquaintance, an acquaintance I dread seeing.
khmum wrote:
I'm abit curious how many best friends other mums have...

Since moving last year I seemed to have lost contact with most of my close friends and even though I have met a lot of mums in this area, I don't have anyone I can really call my BEST friend.



Ever since school i only had a few people i called my friends, i wouldn't exactly call myself a loner, it was more about me being extremly shy that i wasn't able to bring myself to actually socialise the way teenager's do. I've only stayed in contact with one person that i call my Best Friend and i've known her since we were 5 years old, and are still very close to this day.
She even shared the experiance of the Birth of my daughter.

I have proably one other friend who's a mother that i'll catch up with every now and than to have a coffee.

Really im not a person who need's alot of friends as long as i have my family im happy. smile smile smile
I have 3. All would drop everything to help me if I needed them and I would do the same for them. I don't see them all the time though. One has no kids and works a lot. Another has 2 kids & works full time. The last one has 2 kids who live with their father and she works all time so I see them all when I can. Two of them actually work in buildings across the road from each other so I try to go have lunch with both of them when I can. I love all 3 of them and tell them so when I talk to them.

Oh and of course there is my DH! smile




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I have 3, plus my dh who is mostly my best friend with a few r
Ups and downs in there too.

My 3 girls live so far away from me. 2 of them are a 7 hour drive and the other one is on the other side of Australia. I only get to see them all together once a year at most, and maybe one other time throughout the year separately. Every time we get together we have an absolute ball, and nothing changes as time goes on. We've all got kids now which is great but keeps us busy of course. Less drunk times are on our horizons these days!! Lol

I love them like family. In fact sadly enough they are more trustworthy than my family.




None. I have friends but not one i would call my best friends.

The one person i did call my best friend tells me that having kids isn't meant to be everything & that i'm crazy for wanting another. So now i just say she a friend.




I have many friends that i consider close but none i can confide anything and everything in and trust 100%. I also moved to a new area and while i have friends here none of them have children. Ive met some other mums in this area too but I'm 23 and most of them are in their mid 30s so while i consider them friends they are still at different points in their lives. I still have friends in my old area but find i don't get to see them much and most of them don't have kids either so they spend a lot of time clubbing etc which i don't do.

In saying that the one person I can and do tell anything and everything is DH and I would call him my husband and best friend. But no i don't have a best friend separate from DH. It makes me sad at times because i see other people with great bonds but unfortunately i don't know many people that are in the same situation as me.



I have 4.
2 from primary school, 1 lives 2hrs away but we talk regulary.
1 I met 8 years ago through work. We now live 2 hrs away but would drop anything to help each other.
1 I met 5 years ago in my mothers group. We see each other every day at school drop, sports etc.

I have many other friends but I'd call these my best friends as we are loyal to each other and even if we go weeks without speaking it doesn't matter.
My very best friend is my mum, and I am her best friend too. I think that I am very fortunate to have a loving mother who I can talk to about everything. We talk on the phone everyday and I love seeing her and hanging out with her. She drives me batty.... because thats her job but she is always there for me 100% of the time and I try to do the same for her.

I had a friend from school who was a good friend who cut ties with me after a stupid arguement over my children and my commitment to them and another that has grown apart from me.

I now have a friend who I talk to most days. We are a great team and work well together. Our children are the same ages and our Dh's get along really well so I am imagine having her as a good friend for a very long time. She has all the qualities that I look for in a friend.

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khmum wrote:
BellyDancingDanni wrote:
My very best friend is my mum, and I am her best friend too. I think that I am very fortunate to have a loving mother who I can talk to about everything. We talk on the phone everyday and I love seeing her and hanging out with her. She drives me batty.... because thats her job but she is always there for me 100% of the time and I try to do the same for her.

I had a friend from school who was a good friend who cut ties with me after a stupid arguement over my children and my commitment to them and another that has grown apart from me.

I now have a friend who I talk to most days. We are a great team and work well together. Our children are the same ages and our Dh's get along really well so I am imagine having her as a good friend for a very long time. She has all the qualities that I look for in a friend.

Thats great having a mum like that.. me and my mum is very close as well but she is on the other side of the world.. we talk on skype everyday though.


We have just started using skype too, it is great. My mum and dad live in Cairns, it is not the other side of the world but it feels like it sometimes...... I know how it feels to be apart from a great friend.

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I don't believe in best friends anymore.
I used to have a best friend but she turned out to be a totally different person than who I thought she was, and I no longer talk to her or consider her a friend at all! Because of being burned by her and some other close friends, I don't like to get too close to people anymore.
I have two wonderful sisters who I can talk to about anything, and my mum is also someone I am very close to.


I kind of don't like the terminology 'best' friend. Like all relationships, friendships change and evolve, or fizzle out. There are friends that I have more in common with in one area, or another. Or at different times in life. I guess I have one friend that I trust most. That has been there all my life, coming and going. Accepted that I had children before others and adapted to my new lifestyle with little fuss.
I also am extremely close to my mum, but she is my mum not my best friend. We talk to each other daily, and she is there for me and me for her all the time, but can still tell me when I'm being a douche. grin
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