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Parlor Talk: Keep Your Friends Close And Your Friends Closer

On a recent trip to Dublin to visit my boyfriend’s family, I got a lesson in friendship that I didn’t quite expect. Drinking beers outside of a pub in town, the lads are all crowded around the table to welcome home the old and discuss the new. There’s about seven of them, all friends since their early teens, and all inspiring. I sit back and listen, “we’re starting our own magazine, the first edition is looking great”, “I’m submitting my new film to a festival, ”we got past the first round for Ireland’s Got Talent.“  These men, all the same age as me, have managed to accomplish so much in their 20’s, fulfilling their dreams, and having fun while doing it. And their secret? They have each other.

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