A letter to… my friend with benefits

07. July 2018 Love and Sex 0

‘We would regularly congratulate ourselves on avoiding the complications of relationships. But I do love you’: the letter you’ve always wanted to write

I’ve just seen you again after about 10 years, three marriages and four children between us, and it feels as if nothing has changed. But of course it has. We’re in our 40s now; both older, a bit fatter (well, me, certainly), a bit more jaded. Those heady days of our 20s are well and truly behind us. Gone are the days of no responsibility – and even this lunch date had to be planned well in advance.

We’ve had two children each, you’ve had two wives – both of whom I still felt a pang of jealously towards, even though officially you were never mine to begin with.

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