WSJ article yesterday about two Brooklyn neighbor "BFFs" who had essentially bonded raising kids who were the same age, then spent a lot of time together as families. The author was shocked when her BFF up and moved away during COVID. Made me think hard about how women interpret what a BFF means, and what the expectations are. I didn't get the sense the BFF moved because of COVID, she'd been dreaming about it before and this pushed her to do it. Most Moms prioritize big decisions by what's best for their family - even if out of obligation - over their friendships with other women. I think the author had unrealistic expectations, something I often do too, often resulting in me cutting people off which I sometimes regret (yes, working thru in therapy) but sometimes realize it's better than wasting time on trying to get what I want. Sounded like author considered them to be better friends than the BFF did, because when the BFF returned to visit, she confessed she wasn't all that thrilled with the move - why didn't she confide this earlier, to her trusted confidante? Interested to hear thoughts. I don't want to post the article.