pennybug84 wrote:So I thought of something the other day and I wonder what others may think. I personally kind of hated how Bella always seemed to want/need Jacob around (especially in BD) even though she loves Edward and then married him and was pregnant with his child. I could never really understand it. I was thinking about it the other day and I wonder if it's because she never really seemed to have any close friends. She never kept in touch with anyone from Arizona, so obviously no one there was a really close friend. And she never became close to anyone in Forks, I would consider Angela a friend, but didn't seem that close a friendship. So I think part of the reason she wanted him around was because he really is a best friend to her & seem to know & understand her really well. I don't know if that's true but it was something I thought of the other day.
I'm of two minds on this, first Bella may have the classic “I want my cake and eat it too,” when it comes to her two men. Yah, she chose Edward as her main love but a piece of her heart broke off to be Jacob's. I don't understand why but there's my first theory.
Second, she didn't have anyone before forks to be there for her. The Scottsdale crowd is a bit rough, not unlike the 90210 folks at times. So when she got to have true friends she really invested in them and could not be easily parted by them. In truth I think it’s a combination of both these.