I reckon if you make one great friend in each phase of your life, you’re doing well. If there’s a keeper from school, uni, each job, mothers’ group, swimming club … your friendship circle keeps going round. And it keeps growing. I’ve had lots of best friends and I’ve lost some too. That hurts, but that’s life.
The definition of a ‘best friend’ is can vary wildly from person to person. Is she the person you’ve been friends with the longest? Who saw you through the worst of times? Danced with you through the best? Is it the person who, as my friend Bec says so eloquently, gets you?
Here’s a gallery of famous BFFs to peruse as you ponder this.