I think everyone has their own definitions of what a best friend should be. I would love to hear from others about what they think.
To me, a best friend:
Is there for us, no matter what the circumstances
Will not judge us for what we believe in
Will tell us when we are wrong
Will give us a hug just because
Will yell at us when we are wrong
Will be the first ones to celebrate your success
Will always be there for you
Will never let you down, and if they do, they are so sorry
Will suffer themselves to avoid your pain
And this is just a few things that describes what a best friend is. It doesnt matter if its a man to man, man to woman, woman to woman, or whatever. Its all about two people that really understand each other. In some ways, these friends are closer than what two people in a marriage can be.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences