01/08/2014 09:02 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Young v Old: What Does Friendship Even Mean Anyway?

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A recent study by British and Finnish scientists claims we don’t have enough brainpower to have more than about five best friends at a time. But unlike the four women in Sex and the City, these friendships are likely to chop and change throughout our lives.

When I first read this I thought it was ridiculous. My five best friends are girls that I went to school with. We talk to each other every single day via private message on Facebook as we live in different parts of the country. We tell each other absolutely everything and if one of us is having a crisis then we down tools, get into a car/ on a train and are there for one another in a heartbeat. The thread gets deleted every so often for fear that we may incriminate ourselves.

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