This is a comment by Laramie White on the post “Do Guys Fight For Their Friendships? (Hint: NYT says “No”; I say “Hell, Yes”!)“
“I have been close friends with 5 men since college , starting in 1975. We have lost 2 of our brothers one in 2003 and one in 2011. The last 3 of us remain close even though we are in different parts of the country now, we talk at least once per month. We also track each other through social media websites.
“We never had to fight each other but sometime we had to put the hard facts out on the table when someone from our group was messing up their life. We remained close friends even if hearing the truth was painful for that person. We still supported each other through the good times and bad time. Being there when someone lost their parents or other family members. Seeing our children being born and growing up through the years.
“I thank The Lord for having these other four brothers in my life. Someone to call when needing to talk. Visiting them when I traveled home to visit. Just being able to call them my friends and brother since 1975. Not being afraid to tell them I love ya man for being my friend and brother.”
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