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Do you remember when your children were young and you were raising them the best you could and people would tell you that you can’t be your child’s friend. Well that was true back then. Now the children are all grown up and they happen to be the only true friends you have. Of course you discover this after the revelation that the friendship you thought you had was a farce.

My children know me better than I thought they knew me, at least from a friend’s point of view. They know my strong points as well as my weak one’s, they know how I sacrifice and give of myself till it hurts. They know my love for them is different than the love for a man, the love for their father and the love for my parents and sibling.

There is a thin line between friends, acquaintances, comrades and haters. Do you know where you stand with others? Better yet do you know exactly how they view their relationship with you? It’s obvious to me that I have to do better so that I can prevent being taken by surprise.



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      3sa wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • My 25 year old daughter is my best friend.  I really don’t trust anybody like I trust her.  I have a couple good acquaintances but they have borderline betrayed me...ya know.  It sucks yes it does.



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      UK Girl wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • Honey this is a very good point - my daughter is my best friend and she reads me like a book



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      Jean Walter wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • My daughter is 28 and we grew up together. I had her when I was just 17!  She knows me inside out and vice~versa!  It is an amazing feeling! I feel the same way about my 25 year old son, my 18 year old son and my 2 step-kids who are 18 and 20 now! They are all amazing adults with unique personalities and I am so happy to not only be “mom” but to be considered “friend” too!  

      It was hard to imagine when they were going through puberty and all the pressures of adolescence that I would ever get to this point in my life but it has been so rewarding and worth the wait!

      Funny thing is I get to go through it all again with the 10 year olds...LOL
      God help me and give me patience!!



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      Holdonloosely wrote Jan 31, 2009
    • My daughter is my best friend. I didn’t have any trouble staying her friend, I think it even helped. I always talked to her as a friend and guided her through life. I never had to stand in as the tough mother and I think it worked better for me. She’s a wonderful kid and we totally get each other. My son on the other hand... got to pull out the tough mom, but I still try to talk to him like a friend when I can.



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