I find it interesting how so many of us humans think of a "friend"
I often refer to the web dictionary of words
a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.
"she's a friend of mine"
synonyms:companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate;
just look at F/B LOL we are a funny lot.
I so agree with most if not all of the comments above.. do you really need her?
Saying no to children - who can blame them?
HRT shortage - is it affecting you?
Are they getting desperate? - election promises