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Lovers Will Come and Go, but Your True Friends Will Always Be There For You

The importance of platonic love shouldn’t be undervalued

Christine Schoenwald
Published in
4 min readMar 23, 2024

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I envied my friend Alex for her squad of friends and how they loved, supported, and cherished her. They were fiercely protective of her, too, which I found out when I dared to have my…

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Christine Schoenwald
The Narrative Arc

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Next Avenue, Business Insider, and Your Tango Christineschoenwaldwriter.com