I come from a weekend of in-law time, good chats, cousin games. I come from enjoying Chastin’s amazing corn salad and slices of Kim’s scrumptious mega sandwich and the yummy tortilla mountain pies of another sister-in-law who does not want to be written about.
(I just threw that in to make you laugh, sister. xo)
I come from missing my son, and trying and failing to be myself and hold it together. I am blessed to be loved by kind women when I’m not doing that well.
Several weeks ago, I promised a survey on relationships, and the vote carried for lady friendships. The following survey is therefore open only to women. Apologies to the few men who admit to reading this blog. (The rest who read-but-do-not-admit-it may look awkward now. Thank you.)
I’m so excited to start this conversation with you.
You would think that friendships would come easily to us. You would think hey, we’re women, and good at this, right? You would think – but you would be wrong.
This is a favorite line in my household.
Part of my goal with the survey is to help you understand yourself and your own patterns. If you have any questions, comment below and I will do my best to help. More discussion will be forthcoming when I hear what you have to say.
As before, your survey entries will be completely anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. You may skip any question. In the questions you do answer, please be as honest as you can.
After you complete the survey, consider telling me a little more about yourself in the normal comment box, below. I didn’t leave any space in the survey for open-ended responses and observations on relationships, so now is your chance to share them. Since this is a really personal topic and your pastor’s wife might be reading what you say, you may comment anonymously this time (grin), using your age instead of your name.
Did you learn anything about yourself in completing the survey?
What’s good and hard in your friendships right now?
If you could ask a single question on feminine relationships, what would it be?
(Believe me, I don’t have the answers, but I do have some smart friends.)
I must close this survey soon, or I run the risk of bumping up into too many responses for the month and requiring another upgrade, which I am not willing to pay for. Sorry. So talk quick, and don’t overthink what I asked. It’s just to have fun, pull together some demographics, and get you thinking.