Do you have a "best friend"? Did you have a best friend, but that part of your life is past? Are you a person who never really got that close to anybody?
Katie was kidding me tonight about only having one (1) friend, her. She then said, "And I'm probably your best friend." True enough.
A good way for a marriage to work is to be good, if not, best, friends.
My best friend at an early age was a kid named Neil. We spent a lot of time together, building tree forts and playing "bloop" (whiffle) ball, etc. But my family moved from his neighborhood and my new "best friend" became Fred. We played hours upon hours of basketball together, built a cool fort in the woods (can you say "girls", "high school", "skipping class" ??? ). After high school we even teamed-up as a twin-keyboard act, playing at a fancy restaurant. He moved to Chicago, I spent a lot of time with him there.
But some bad stuff happened and we were no longer best friends. Or even "talking" to each other. Let's just say that my ex-wife fits into this scenario, also.
Through most of my 20's I had a great friend named Phil. Together, we drank a lot, fished a lot, canoed a lot. Eventually, we drifted apart.
I have a lot of friends. Mainly, people that I work with or play basketball with. but I no longer have a "best friend".....other than my wife. That's probably the way it will be until I leave this planet.
What say, you?