How long is it?

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@Humbug25 (12551)
October 21, 2008 4:36pm CST
The longest friendship I have is of 20 years. We met whilst working in a fast food restaurant but have grown apart and closer over the years. Unfortunately we don't get to see as much of each other as we would like but we are still very good friends. If ever I should need her, she would be right there for me and I too for her. She still lives in my hometown and I make sure I call her and we get together whenever I am in her area visiting. How long is your longest friendship? How did you meet?
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@srsddn (98)
• India
22 Oct 08
I have many friend and the longest is nearly 43 years. He is college mate. Living in a different continent. Did not meet for decades. But when I went to the USA, he drove all the way from California to Washington D.C. to meet me, in spite of his busy schedule. I think the friendship of early years and school/college periods last longer than those while you are work. Generalising it may not be advisable but content of selfishness is much less during school/college time friendships.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya srsddn and welcome to you to myLot I think that during your school/college years you go through a lot, growing up and you share that with someone else so you will always have that bond and connection with that person. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting
• Dominican Republic
22 Oct 08
i have friend that lives in north carolina we met in 1999 she has a diferent everything fron me but we love eachother since then ,it nice to have good frends.
@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya dinerosiempre and welcome to myLot I think it is very important to have at least one good friend! Thank you for your response and I hope you enjoy myLot
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Oct 08
My longest friendship I've had for 33 years. We met at the bus stop when we were just in kindergarten. Even though we don't see each other much, we're still best friends.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi there Shar19 I am curious, how did you meet at a bus stop when you were so young? Thanks for your response
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Oct 08
We were waiting for our school bus to take us to kindergarten.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
How old are you when you are in Kindergarden then? I am from the uk and I don't know what age you'd have been!
@amanda333 (739)
• France
23 Oct 08
Hi humbug, your so lucky to have a good friend that long. I tend to make lots of friends along my life, and of course moving around in life does'nt help because you loose touch with people
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
Hi amanda333 I can imagine how difficult that must be keeping in contact with everybody but then if you wanted to I guess you could find them again on Facebook or friendsreunited of some other website! Thanks for your response
• France
23 Oct 08
yes i did recently, an old school friend, she come to France on holiday with her friend and we had a lovely time. I hadn't seen her in over twenty years
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@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Oct 08
That's great I am glad you had a good time!
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
7 Nov 08
I have a friend that through thick and thin we will stay together and even when we are still at young age when do start the friendship until the time we got married and we still and even we will travel outside of the Country we are together for almost 38 years now..
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Nov 08
Hello iyah10 38 years is a long time huh? Thanks for your response
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
8 Nov 08
He he he it shows How old we are as a friend so it means I am older more than this because we been friends since childhood, he is like my Sweetheart for life.
@nini89 (670)
• India
1 Nov 08
Hi Humbug! I have a longest friendship over 30 years. We were schoolmates and also she was my clasmate too. still we keep in thouch with each other. We go to each other place if we get time. Otherwise we keep in contact with phones and share all the family matters whats going in each other family or workplace. Have a good friendship and have a nice day.
@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Nov 08
Hi there nini89 That's great and I hope you have a happy and long friendship with your friend. Thanks for your response
@nini89 (670)
• India
5 Nov 08
Oh Yes I keep in touch with her and even today we had a talk. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
22 Oct 08
One of my homies, wow, we've been friends for about 28 or 29years! Figure this out, I've been knowing this cat since the year after I was born, but of course, you don't really realize anything til later, which is y I chopped off 2 or 3 years! My other homie, we've been tight for about 16 years! With both of them, contact is minimum, cause of distance, but we still hang out, have a drink or 2 and talk about future plans and old times whenever we get the chance..lol! Taripre$
@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hey there taripres and welcome to you to myLot 28/29 years is quite some time eh? Gone quick I bet!! Thanks for your response and happy mylotting!
@taripres (1499)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Yeah, that went by 2 quick! Sometimes I wish I could have that time back, just in the movies though! But I can't do the midlife crisis thing, not trying to look like an idiot...lol! Taripre$
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@rkotaker (60)
22 Oct 08
When i saw this title i thought this question was going to have a racy undertone but thankfully its about friendship!!!! Well my best mate is someone who i went to school with and have known him for 10 years ok ok so im not 26!!! No i have known him for a worrying 25 years blimey at this rate he will be presenting me with a carriage clock.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya rkotaker, long time no see!! Well at least the title got your attention and hopefully your mind out of the gutter! 25 years eh? Man you're getting old!! Cheers for responding
22 Oct 08
Not to hold to put you over my lap young lady!!!!
@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
22 Oct 08
My best friend (one of the two) and I met in Junior High School back in 1987. We are still good friends to this day and stay in regular contact. In fact he is staying with my family in New Jersey right now. The two of us met my other best friend in High School in 1990 and the three of us, though in separate states, are all in regular contact with one another. We all went to college together too!
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@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I got to tell you though the title of your post is very misleading and I had to read further before responding as I truly thought you were asking "how long is it?" LOL Hilarious
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi there shamsta19 I am glad to hear that you have a good network of great friends! The idea of the title of my discussion was to grab people's attention, which I think I succeeded in doing and not to mislead anyone so that's your fault if you thought something else! LOL Thanks for your response
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
22 Oct 08
My longest friendships go back around 40 years. These comprise two groups of friends: one is my group of neighbors whom I grew up with when I was a young boy still in primary school. We used to play together a lot, visit each other's homes across the street or down the same street. We are still in touch today. In fact, five of my neighbors worship in the same church as me, so we're still as close as ever. The other group of friends come from my secondary school. I knew many people then, and in recent years, we have come back together and met a couple of times over meals to catch up on things and reminiscence about the schooldays. Our reunions were very nostalgic to say the least. I'm now in close touch with about a dozen of my old school pals. One of them is even in my church.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya lexus54 That must be so great to have so many long term friendships. My son has a friend who is a neighbour and they go to the same school but they don't play at school together at all it's weird! Thanks for your response
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
22 Oct 08
One thing I realize about people is that the older they grow, the more they want to reconnect with old friends they have known for years. Part of growing old is to build lasting friendships. Old friends are good candidates because they are likely to be around the same age group. You son may not play with your neighbor in school, but if he befriends others at school, but still plays with the neighbor at home, then he will expand his circle of friends in the process.
@reshadar (112)
• United States
26 Oct 08
My longest friendship is 31 years. We met in 3rd grade. We were best friends then and are best friends now. In between, we have gone through different stages of losing touch for a little while or of having other best friends, but it has now come full circle. I think that a good friend is one that even if you lose tough for a while, when you get back in touch it's like nothing ever came between you. You don't have to talk, but you know that that person would be there in a second if you needed them.
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Oct 08
Hi there reshadar Thank you for your response
@kezza246 (83)
25 Oct 08
I have been friends with my best friend since the start of year 7. Not that long, but i am still closer to him than any of my friends from primary school :)
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@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Oct 08
Hi ya kezza246 Thank you for your response
@gtdonna (1740)
24 Oct 08
The longest so far is over 19 years and counting and they are my high school friends, we went through Graduation, our weddings and children birth and still are friends. When you find a true friend you keep them for life.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Oct 08
Hi ya gtdonna You guys have been through a lot together huh? Thanks for your response
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
The longest I have is 12 years. I met her while I was in high school, we came fro the same town and we often go to school together and go home together since the school is 45 minutes away from our town. She will be getting married this November and my son is one of the entourage and she is also a godmother to my son.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Oct 08
Hi there pehpot Sounds like you have a good friendship. Thanks for your response
• Singapore
23 Oct 08
My longest friendship is 16 years. He is my neighbour, we play with each other since young but as we grow up our friendship have grown apart because i was betrayed by him. Its saddening that my friend of 16 years can betray me because of money! Money is really the roots to all evil!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
Hi there swarovski87 and welcome to myLot That is a shame that your friendship of 16 years has been pushed apart and because of money. Lending money or borrowing money does not work well between friends. Thanks for your response
@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
23 Oct 08
Hi humbug My longest friendship is 37 years. Since we met at a play group until now. We always have same choice about everything, just like food, school, university even making a girlfriend. Although we never discussion but we always there, we like a twins. Unless job choice. Believe or not, nowadays we have kid with a same amount; 4. We still keep our communication until now.
@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
Hi there kholid78 37 years is a long time, I have only been on this planet for that long! Thanks for your response
@sarah456 (87)
22 Oct 08
me and my friend have been friends scince reseption....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
Hi ya sarah456 Wow that is a fair old time huh? Thanks for your response
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
22 Oct 08
The longest friendship I have had is 33 years and running. We met in school and she had to move away due to family concerns and she still lives halfway across the country. We have always written to each other and called and either I go see her in the summer or she comes to see me for about a week. We spent Thanksgiving together last year. We don't normally do holidays because we both have family but last year was special. We have now graduated to internet communication which means we pretty much are in contact every day or two at some point. It is unusual for people to keep contact for that long but we have managed it so far!
@Humbug25 (12551)
23 Oct 08
Hi there fasttalker I think people will stay in contact unless one of them really can't be bothered. I have got a friend who I haven't seen or spoken to since last December. She said she'd call me but still has and here we are nearly a year down the road. I keep thinking I will call her but I just don't seem to get around to it and think if she can't be bothered why should I? She isn't a longterm friend so I guess I am not so bothered! Thanks for your response
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Oct 08
My longest friendship is around 24 years. We met from living in the same neighbourhood and have kept in touch all this time. I don't see him often at all and sometimes I even go years without us even talking but as soon as we do catch up it's as if no time has passed at all. It's interesting how fast time goes actually!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya James72 It is strange that, a lot of people say that when they meet up with their long time friend that they haven't seen in ages it was like they saw them only yesterday! Thanks for your response
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@23uday (2998)
• India
22 Oct 08
HI to every one the longest is frndship i havee 15 years of we never met in between the 15 years and we met after the 15 years this was my longest in life. I have found him in the cinema theatre i was seen my frnd and i talked to him.We were met after a long period of time. Now the presently iam contact with my frnd we were met in the weekends. And we were happy after a long time i have met my frnd.Its was my happiest moment. When ever you will find a frnd after a long time you will be very happy for u.
@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya 23uday Aww that's great, I am glad you see each other regularly now. Thank you for your response