Are rare, but are one of the best aspects of life, if not the best.
As I age, I value my close friendships more than ever. I also understand they are fragile and require regular attention.
I don’t believe they should be perpetually difficult. If I’m the one instigating 90% of the interactions, something isn’t right. Reciprocation is healthy and keeps a balance to things.
Moving away from friends has been a regular part of my life. Few survive the distance. Those that do may become stronger.
I wish I had more friends. But that’s probably more of a reflection in me than anyone else.