Opinion

Wednesday 22 November 2017

VBFs? Ladies, it's time to park the girly friendship myth

'Sex And The City' promoted an unrealistic view of female friendship
'Sex And The City' promoted an unrealistic view of female friendship

Lorraine Courtney

AS a child, I always had a best friend. Today, I don't. This means a lot of things. For one thing, I've never been a bridesmaid.

I don't have a bridesmaid in waiting should I ever decide to get hitched. And there will be no slightly funny, slightly embarrassing, but totally sincere speech at my wedding reception.

My best friendships from school all ended in the expected ways. I moved away or she did; she started dating an eejit or I did. Of course, things happen and people move on. But this best friend turnover rate has left the adult-me without a real, trustworthy BF.

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