Invaluable advice from friends
Friends. Friends are so invaluable. Good friends are hard to find, but once you do, you are set for life. We have different friends which meet different needs. Just life others befriend us because we fulfil a certain need for them.
The value true friends give can be so helpful. A listening ear on absolutely anything, from making the best pumpkin soup, to finding the perfect gift for a mother-in-law, to stopping the husband from snoring! I am female so I understand the female to female friendships more than the male to male friendships. I think sometimes women have more opportunities to make friends at school and after school activities etc.
I often think of the school drop-off and pick-up ritual as a research point. I often say to people I have been at the school doing research. It may look like general chit chat but never think that! I may need to bounce something of someone. A lot of people have wonderful husbands and wives, but friends can offer support that sometimes the spouse can’t…could be just a day of shopping support!
So think about your friends and make sure they know you appreciate them.