Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Nobody Ever Promised That Friendships Would Last Forever

Friendships ebb and flow like the ocean tide

Two older women. Black and white photograph. One woman rubs the other’s shoulders.
Photo by eberhard 🖐 grossgasteiger on Unsplash

My friend has been in my life for twenty-five years. She was my substitute teacher when I adopted my first child. I discovered that she had an adopted child as well, and we bonded.

Once I returned to school, she was offered a full-time job, and then we saw each other…

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Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

Mother, Wife, Teacher, Librarian, Teller of Stories. Author of The Marriage Wars by Leeanne Beasley Berry. Top Writer in Parenting, This Happened to Me, Humor