Men, Women, and Friendships
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
Jillian frequently sends me emails that make me laugh. Out of the blue and hysterical. Like the funeral of the guy who wrote the “Hokey Pokey” and the problems that began when they put his left leg into the casket.
And then other emails are serious and right on target.
She forwarded a study to me that discusses the way men and women view friendships. In summary, men tend to be more about what they can get out of the friendship and women stick through thick and thin. Men are fickle, they found, whereas women keep the friendships across geographical distance and social mobility.
Another finding? When men move, they tend to start fresh with a new set of acquaintances and forget about the old set. Women, in contrast, keep in touch, regardless of the miles between them.
I thought the last one was interesting, coming from Jillian. She’s moved yet again since leaving Florida and keeps in touch on a regular basis with all her old friends.