the art of friendship

“What do you do when you realize that although you may have years of history, and found real value in each other in times past, that you kind of don't like a friend anymore? That, after time spent with this person, you feel drained, empty, belittled or insulted. My father always used to tell me that, ‘you can't make new old friends.’ How do you distinguish if someone in your life makes you change for the better or if you are better off without them?”

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Read G.P.'s title question above- and click HERE to read the original newsletter and responses. Chalk full of wisdom to enlighten the soul. 

OCD gets inspired everytime GOOP shows up in our inbox. Even when it is about subjects that sometimes may not be appropriate dinner party conversation, despite what we see on the "Real Housewives" series, but they are topics that women should converse about! For example- the blurb above is a recent post about "friend divorce." Not friends that have gotten divorces. Not frienemies you hope get a divorce, but friends in your life history that you let go. You break up. You get a friend divorce. 
And while it may sting a bit, you know deep down that it is for the better. Ohhh the power of estrogen charged wisdom. If only every female shared her "tough" experiences and realized that deep down, we really aren't that much different from each other. Losing a friend is OK. You will survive and be an even better friend to those who are close. And while OCD is not going thru a friend divorce (that we know of!), it has happened before and we have watched many friend go thru it as well. And if your confused, go watch the movie Mean Girls!

This is a pair of hammered wire gold teardrops with blue iolite and yellow topaz stones {$68} that I recently made for my sweet, blue-eyed friend after she survived a friend divorce. {Hope you enjoy them!!!}