November 12, 2014
We were best friends for three years plus,Ingrid and I. She would introduce me to her expansive social circle as her "new best friend." Later, she dropped the new, but kept the best. She is a self described (and clinically diagnosed) narcissist, which is her appeal. Narcissists are charming people. As a community college teacher, she had a vast, dedicated audience. Me, among them. She taught yoga and swimming and biking, my favs. It was easy for me to relate to Ingrid. She is so similar to my biological sister. Eventually, I learned to discerned playmates from true friends.