Bert & Ernie & the Wind Beneath Their Wings

Autopsy of a 30-year Friendship

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In high school and college, I had two best friends. I’ll call them S and J. They were both bridesmaids at my wedding.

J and I met in eighth grade math after my family had moved home following being abroad for three years. I was dealing with culture shock, social anxiety and all kinds of teenage stress. J became…



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Annette Lyon

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