How do you view the great friendship debate?

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Friendship – What’s the debate?

Earlier this week I wrote about friendship that is created by location and how when I can’t move that friendship out of the location it makes me a little sad. For example: if you form friendships at church, your job or your local gym and then you only speak to those people when you are at that location. The friendship never moves from that place that it was formed.

A friend of mine told me she was just the opposite and I was the weird one! lol – She said she prefers those types of friendships and that it doesn’t bother her at all. She’s fine with that arrangement. It’s a good thing I’m not or we would only be speaking to each other at water aerobics at the YMCA. Now that she no longer has a membership and I’m no longer in that class we might not be friends now 3 years later if I were the same way. So I bring it to you my Aloha Friday friends….

What side of the friendship debate are you on?


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  • Stacy Uncorked

    I’m on the same side of the friendship spectrum you are – it would be kind of a bummer to ony have friendships in the specific places they started – because once you leave those places, that means those friendships end, which means they weren’t ‘real’ friendships to begin with. I look at friendships as having things in common and enjoying spending time with someone – no matter the locale. Like I consider you a friend – and if you stopped blogging I’d be hunting you down some other way. 😉

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    • pamelamkramer

      Thank you so much! And your timing is amazing. That is exactly what I needed to read at this moment. A point of contention in my marriage is that what I do is viewed as a “hobby.” This is not the case but it’s hard to explain that to others who do not understand this space. After reading your comment I really feel like I’m using my skills to the best of my abilities. Thank you for your friendship and hopefully some day we will get to meet in real life. :)

  • Cathi

    Wow! I’ve never thought about it. I have friends that I’ve been close since we were teens and young mothers. I’ve had friends I worked with and we keep up with each other on Facebook. 😉