I am lucky enough to have a girlfriend living in the same city that I do, that I have known all of my life. We know each other’s families well because of all the time we spent at one another’s homes, growing up. My mother & her father actually went out on a date together when they were in college.
So you ask, “why is this all so important & relevant”? The answer: due to our ongoing relationship we spend hours discussing what is currently going on with our families & in particular with our aging parents. The topics cover information that is often too personal to discuss with outsiders. It’s just not a conversation I would be having with too many other people.
A perfect example is our ongoing e-mail exchange about my mother’s daily barrage of telephone calls. They are filled with panic and amount to nothing. By that I mean, my mom calls about every ache & pain she has and whether she is too hot or too cold or if the food somehow does not suit her. On the other hand, my girlfriend’s mother has no telephone to call out on, as they took it away from her! She broke her hip a year and a half ago trying to use the phone. Today, since she has dementia, she would not even know how to use one any more.
I love my husband and my siblings but I do not know what I would do without my best girlfriend, Samantha. Who is that special someone that you can talk to? written by Jill in Alabama