What is the deal with these men and wanting to be "friends"? It sometimes seem like we were all married to the same guy. Do they really mean this or is it something you say like, "how are you" when you really don't mean it. Does it make them feel better to say this? Do they not know how much of a slap in the face that word is? Friend? I was you life partner, the mother of your children, your confidante, your doctor, accountant, cook, business partner etc. Now all I get is "friend". Do you deserve my friendship? A friend is: Trustworthy, Reliable, Consistent, Honest, Helpful, Supportive, Kind and more. Do they really think they deserve that title? I don't call everyone I know my "friend", in my estimations you have to earn that place in my life. Can we be friends? No! But that's just me. Sorry 'bout that you guys. I just get really angry over this, at least for a minute.