The classics tell us that, in relationships, the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and child.
Snow Flower was my old same for life. I had a greater and deeper love for her than I could ever feel for a person who was my husband.
People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.
I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships.