How Many Friends Do You Have?

Don’t include your total count of friends on FB!

We all know that number means nothing. Half of the people on there are not your friends, and if you saw them on the street, you probably wouldn’t speak to them. Now I have to say this: I recently went on a binge and tossed out folks that didn’t need to see pictures of my kids. Besides sharing jokes on FB, from time to time, I share updates about my kiddos.

With that being said, I still only have a hand full of friends that I genuinely connect with. I know the majority of my “friends” roll their eyes when they see my pictures. But oh well, unfriend me. I post for all my close friends and relatives.

It’s fascinating to me to see how many people look for companionship outside of their homes. That is, if they are married with children. I would assume sitting at home alone wouldn’t be ideal for those who don’t have either.

I recently asked three questions to 30 different people, 15 men, and 15 women.

1st QUESTION ~ How many close friends do you have?

 ~Average answer~

Men ~ 1-2 close friends

Women 2-4 close friends

2nd QUESTION ~ How many friends should you keep in your circle?

~Average Answer~

Men~ 2

Women~ 4

3rd QUESTION ~  Is it hard for you to meet new friends?

~Average Answer~

Men~ No

Women~ Yes

I would love for all of you to weigh in with your answer to have a final discussion tomorrow. I’m excited about digging deeper into this topic because I’m conflicted about how many friends are blatantly too many.

If you are a needy friend, you have to go, but what if they are fun and a good time is always had with them?

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


You Can’t Rescue The Boy In The Man “Part 1”

All I remember is it being deathly silent on the phone. I thought she had fallen asleep. So there I lay on the couch under the covers in a slightly dark room with only the light sound of the t.v. going. By this time it was 2 o’clock in the morning, and we started our conversation at 11:00 pm. I’m not quite sure how long it was since we last talked but we had a lot to catch up on. Our conversation went from politics to food, health, fitness, raising kids, marriage, and reminiscing about our old selves. Continue reading “You Can’t Rescue The Boy In The Man “Part 1””