Waiting to Exhale - Friendship Summary & Analysis

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Friendship Summary

Gloria wakes in the hospital to understand that she has had a massive heart attack and can sense that Tarik, Marvin, Bernadine, Savannah and Robin are with her. Gloria's chest still hurts, but she is glad that the people she loves are close by as she falls asleep from the pain medication. Four days later, Gloria's condition is much improved. Her three best friends and Marvin await her arrival in the progressive care unit.

Friendship Analysis

The author sidesteps the issue of finding the perfect man in this chapter and focuses on the friendship the four women share, which is the core theme of the novel. The crisis makes them all realize their vulnerability and the truly important people in their lives. Ironically, it is Gloria, who has eschewed pursuing men in the story, who ultimately secures a relationship with a solid man like Marvin, who is...

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