It is apparently an epidemic. Women yearning for close knit, meaningful female friendships.
I have become a Facebook addict and one of the "notes" currently making the rounds is "25 Random Things".
I've lost count of the number of women that have posted "I wish I had close girl friends I could spend time with/share with/etc...".
I used to think it was because I worked out of the home. That left me with little time to participate in mommy groups (MOPS and the like). I figured if only I stayed home, I would have those friendships.
However, many of the women who posted "I want a close friend"-like comments are stay-at-home moms, so I guess I was wrong.
We HAVE friends (lest you think we are trolls that nobody wants to spend time with) and MotH has buddies and he's happy with that. Yet I desire something deeper and more meaningful.
I think women just desire more intimate friendships.
Is it even reasonable to want a friendship like that? I remember my mom having close girlfriends when I was growing up. Is it the way we live our lives now?
I thought going to church would help and it certainly helped grow my circle of friends, but still that "close" friendship remains elusive (note: that is not WHY I started going to church, but I did think it would help to be around like-minded women).
I know I'm not alone in this and am curious what others think.
So here is my question: if so many of us are looking for the same thing, why aren't any of us finding it?
2 years ago