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There is no best friend, there are only true friends.

One of my oldest friendships started almost 23 years ago, so I have known her longer than my sister. I met F. in kindergarten when I was four. I moved to a different region when we started school, but thanks to our moms’ friendship we stayed in touch, later on to a different continent. We always tried to see each other at least once a year, generally during our Easter holidays. We never really called, wrote letters or emails, just to arrange our meetings. Now she lives really close we try to see one another at least once a month. When little one was two days old she came to visit us in the hospital, she the only person not from our family to have the privilege.

I have many other good friends, we can talk for hours. The friendship is there even if we have not heard from one another in years. A true friend does not mind if you have been bad at keeping in touch, but they will be grateful when you will get in touch with them. A true friend will be there for you when you need them, if you are there for them when they need you. Of course it is best to stay in touch, but for various reasons people often don’t, but that does not mean that you are forgotten or no longer a friend. The initiative to reactivate a dormant friendship can come from both sides.

I want to thank all my friends for being my friends! And I am sorry if I have not always been great at keeping in touch.

Written by Solveig Werner