People like to say that men and women can’t have fulfilling platonic relationships. In the spring of 2012, I met the man who would almost instantly become my best friend for the next year.
You proudly share your grossest accomplishments and discoveries.
1. Veto the group text message.
Do you want to know?
According to Aristotle, there are three types of friendship: those based on utility, those based on pleasure, and those based on virtue. All three types may exist within a single friendship, but Aristotle believed the best type of friendship is the one that encourages virtue (or goodness) in both parties
I can name so many good things about myself.
Sometimes though, losing a friend is hard. Sometimes it’s filled with heartbreak like your worst break up.
If it’s your friend, you’ll probably smile through gritted teeth and continue to go to coffee together. When her name pops up on your phone you’ll groan, but you’ll reply every time. You’ll be stuck in this relationship for god knows how long, all because it’s too awkward to break it off.
You can have many friends, so there’s no such thing as cheating. Friendships also have no expiration date, so no one is bugging you about when you’ll take it to the next step or question how you’ve managed to like each other for so long.
You realize there is no “break” or month long vacation time you can really look forward to. Like, NO BREAK FROM LIFE? WHAT IS THIS???