An article on says research has found that only half of one’s friends consider one a friend in return. You can read the article at

I wonder if Third Culture Kids drive that statistic up or down?

To put it another way: are Third Culture Kids more accurate judges of friendship than the general population of the world? Or do we tend to be more delusional than non-TCK folks? The latter could be by either erring on the side of caution by not counting reciprocal friends as such, or by counting people as friends when they don’t consider us friends in return.

It would be nice to see some study done on this.

Friends... or not?

Friends… or not?

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