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I like talking to my older friend

I just got off the phone with him. He’s really good at coming up with things to talk about. The only problem is he has a heavy accent, and it’s hard for me to understand him at times. But he lives alone too and was bored like I am.

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He’s one of two friends who are older than me, but he’s only maybe three years older than me.

I guess I’m lucky that I have four friends though. Some don’t have any.

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How old are you @Blueone65? With a 3 year difference, I wouldn’t call that person my older friend. As we age there isn’t nearly as much difference, unless it’s a really large age gap

I’m 62. I guess I shouldn’t call him older. I think he’s 65. I don’t talk as much to my younger friend in his 50’s.

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Sounds like it’s a good thing for both of you. I have a few good friends left myself, I count them as blessings

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All three of us go to the same psychiatric clinic. My older friend and I do AA. The younger guy does NA. My friend that goes to AA chairs the meeting and has been sober for years. I’ve only been sober four months.

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Some good connections no doubt. I’ve been sober for 15 years now. But I do remember that first year being pretty tough.

It sounds like you’ve got good support in place, and that’s a major part of it being successful

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The two women I’m friends with don’t have drug or alcohol problems, but they go to the same psychiatric clinic.

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Congratulations on being sober for 15 years.

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Yeah. You two really are the same age. I’m glad you’ve got friends. They’re not easy to find when you’re mentally ill

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Well, all five of us have mental illnesses. We got to know each other in the clinic.

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That’s how I met my best friend. It was at the mental health clinic. Nothing wrong with that!

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It’s nice to talk to different people

I don’t have any friends, but I call family sometimes if I want to chat to people

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Thanks @Zannah @Joker

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