Reflections on Identity

A Brief Moment in the Life of a Teenage Friendship

Unvoiced envy and longings

Laura Friedman Williams
Published in
4 min readFeb 26, 2023

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Photo by Abigail on Unsplash

Decades ago, when following directions meant reading a map and making a wrong turn could result in extra hours of driving, I drove six hours to visit a friend who lived two hours away. I had completely cleared the state she lived in before realizing my error; when I…

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Laura Friedman Williams
Human Parts

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; Harper360 May ‘21). Mom of three, diehard New Yorker.