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Top 10 Reasons I Love My French Girlfriends

7. They accept, forgive, and move on. Unless someone hurts them out of pure cruelty, they somehow find an explanation on the route to forgiveness. I often find this amazing. My friends seem to have an infinite capacity for tolerance and forgiveness. I’ve learned a great deal from them about how to put human foibles into a larger perspective.

8. They don’t waste time. They make time for what’s important, forget what isn’t. They are always there for a friend. They know how to say non with a smile, but firmly. How else could they accomplish everything they do in a day?

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  • Ange January 31, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I love my French girlfriends just as much and for the same reasons Tish. Wonderful post. I miss my friends all ovet the world. But after 17 years in France, regardless of the inconveniences I still find from time to time, I’d miss those ‘ripping open the bottle of bubbly’ sessions just a little too much to leave. Lovely post!

  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. January 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The wonders of the Internet, Cheree, never cease to surprise. We do hope that you return to visit our site and share your comments again and again.

    We are thrilled to have our Parisian correspondent who shares her view of the differences between the American and French women. We may find over time, however, that American women have evolved since Tish last lived in her birth country. But, we do look forward to Tish’s amusing and intelligent observations about all things that are better with champagne!

    Dr. Pat

  • Cheree Cleghorn January 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Tish Jett disappeared from my life and now I know why! She was a friend in her newspaper days—a fabulous writer and a fabulous friend.
    Thank you for posting her work. She’s as terrific as ever.