When True Friendship Means You Can’t Get Rid Of Me That Easily

by Patricia Petersen
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Friends come in and out of your life, some people show up for a short time to help you through a difficult time while others stay around forever.

A girlfriend said to me last week: “You can’t get rid of me, I’m here till the end. Hahaha!”

You know what? It felt good to hear that. I breathe a sigh of relief as I kind of like her…She’s pretty cool to have around.

Some friends change your life, some laugh at your silly jokes, and some get you through the dark days.

Forever friends are there when you lose your way, they tell you the truth and they don’t leave when you messed up. They stick around until you clean up your act.

I spent a big part of my life pushing away, but I stopped doing that a few years ago. Now I let people in.

I have a girlfriend from college days — she lives in Boston, a lawyer — and she showed up on my 30th birthday unannounced because she hadn’t met the guy I was moving in with, she had to make sure he was a good guy.

My best friend in Singapore — we’ve been friends for 30 years and she was there for me when my dad died recently. She visited my dad before he died, held his hands, and she had a meal with me when I was there for the funeral.

A year ago, I met one of my soul sisters. We met at a retreat and she is one of those people you can talk to about life, spirituality, woo-woo magical stuff and she understands, she just understands.

I am lucky, I have a few more girlfriends in my life who witnessed me on my journey, they hold my hand when I cry and they put up with my uniqueness — and I do the same.

If you are lucky to have a few friends like that, be there for them too. Show up, be a good friend and tell them you love them.

You are worthy. Keep the ones who show up for you — they are usually pretty awesome souls. Especially the ones who tell funny jokes.

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