Friends-Can’t Live With Them Can’t Live Without Them

Friends — Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them

Published June 9, 2013 on Candid Slice, Recopied for you. ( This article had 21000 reads since June 2013 on Candid Slice).

17 thoughts on “Friends-Can’t Live With Them Can’t Live Without Them

  1. I love your straightforwardness, and the humor you inject within your pieces. I agree with you on the list of “friend qualifications”. May you have a beautiful week! 🙂

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  2. Timely Joyful… The friend I went away with last weekend is an old friend – from the 1970’s. But she has changed over the past few years (maybe I have too…) so that she has become very much a taker. It’s exhausting to be around her and I seem to be on overdrive all the time trying to make everything good. It’s such an old friendship, but I’m afraid that I’m going to have to put a bit of distance between us. That makes me sad. 😦

    And your list is spot on! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks AGMA! I know very well of which you spoke!! Some friends I can handle just so long. Lol. Sorry things didn’t work out like you hoped but I bet it was for the best. Thank you for commenting!!


  3. I have several friends that I’ve known for over 30 years. There are also friends that I’ve known for a shorter time, but still consider to be solid friends. I don’t have any “poison” friends. I believe in being kind to all, but won’t abide negative, caustic people. Life is too short for that. I prefer friends that love me for me. I do likewise for them.

    My motto is: “If you want good friends, be a good friend.”


    1. My parents said very much the same thing. I was raised in church and always loved the song, “Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” I have always taken this song to heart. I have two very dear friends; one I can talk with about anything and another I enjoy going places with and we also can talk about anything. We have been soul sisters for over 12 years. Good friends are so important in our lives.

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  4. I like to rethink the saying in my head about this: “Everyone is my friend, but I don’t have to go on a camping holiday with them!”


  5. There is one thing that really, really, really stops me in my tracks even if the friendship is decades old, and that is [……………………..] < I've left this blank, because we all have something that is our Achilles heel and sadly someone recently kicked that which is mine. Oh well, camping holiday wasn't on the cards with the beloved one at any rate. Onward and upward aye?

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    1. Yes, Jane. My husband due to severe diabetes, mini strokes and one bigger one affected his personality. He was emotionally and occasionally physically abusive. He died in 2009. I have put myself back together and am loving my life, my two sons, their wives and my two grandsons by my second son, whom I adopted three years ago! I couldn’t be much happier. Friends/relationships can make or break you and sometimes do both. Thanks for commenting!!


      1. In the meantime as we go in and out of closeness to others, the planet begs for more things to be planted and nature to be loved, helped and appreciated. I think sometimes when we reconnect in any way, shape or form to the earth upon the Earth, life seems to settle in a loving way upon us. Namaste.

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