I listen to your mum stories while I’m about to fly to Bali. You listen to my rants about academia while I learn about your industry. I talk about unemployment, and you share about your promotion. You talk about child care, and I rave about undisturbed morning yoga. I complain about back pain during pregnancy, then we analyse your last date.

Friendship is when we’re not avoiding each other as soon as our life situations are different. We’re not avoiding each other when our decisions create conflict. We’re not avoiding each other when another one’s joy triggers the hell out of us.

Friendship is bigger than that.

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