#1. Be supportive of one another.
For starters, they "get it" in a way that my non-mom friends don't.
My ex-husband and I use these strategies to stay on great terms -- and be there for our kids.
My attempts at friendship might have failed me so far in this new town, but I won't give up.
The gun is locked up, but I still worry that one of our small children might find it and get hurt.
Number 3 is the worst -- but there's just no way around it in this situation.
All of these things make me crazy, but #4 is the absolute worst.
It sucks to judge and be judged by other parents, but we all do it. I just never thought I’d have to do it with my best friend.
I really feel like I'm mothering my own mom when it comes to daily life and family relationships.
PS. If you have any questions about whether what you're about to say is inappropriate, chances are it is.
I'm ready to say goodbye to this toxic friendship and never, ever look back.
And here's the thing: This is true, even though the alcoholic is now my ex-husband.
I finally know how to cut through the bullsh*t. Life is too short to hang out with anyone but my people.
#3. They push me to be a better friend.