08/17/2012 01:33 pm ET

Can Men And Women Be Better Friends After 50?

I asked Brett Newmeyer, a 55-year old single friend of mine, to tell us what he thinks about male-female friendships. Here are his thoughts:

After a rather unpleasant divorce a few years ago, I vowed to embark on a journey of self-discovery. My primary objective has been to answer the long-buried question: "Who am I, really?" When left to my own devices, what do I "look like?" Some of the answers have been surprising, others not so much.

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