Friends come and go, but true friendship last a lifetime, and is one of the deepest relationships you can have with another person. As we grow, we realize the value of fewer, real friends, rather than many superficial ones.
Some people enter our lives at a particular time, and after a while they move along. Not all are here to stay and that’s part of being an adult. People change and life goes on. But a selected few are in it for the long haul. Unsure who that certain someone is? Here are ten things real friends do:
They are honest
Part of a good friendship is without a doubt honesty. A true friend doesn’t lie and dares telling you the things that might be difficult to hear, but needs to be said.
They make time
A friendship needs some face to face time, and a true friend takes the time. You shouldn’t have to force someone to make space for you in their lives. A true friend will create one for you.
They support you
Whatever you decide to do, however crazy it may seem, a true friend supports your choices! Believing in another person and showing it with words and actions can make a huge difference in someone’s life. We all need to know that we have someone who backs us up.
They don’t gossip
A true friend never gossips about you behind your back. EVER!
They know how to cheer you up
Funny jokes, a hug, tons of ice cream or tequila? Whatever you need to feel better, a best friend knows what to do.
They meet you in the middle. At some point there will be disagreements and arguments and good friends always find a way to compromise.
They accept you
They love you for who you are and don’t try to change you. They stick around through the low points and celebrates your success with you.
Communication is key, in every aspect of our lives. The same goes for true friendships. The communication goes both ways.
They don’t disappear
We all have that one friend, who every time he or she goes into a relationship you know you won’t see them again for a long time. A true friend doesn’t disappear when they date someone. At least not for too long.
They trust you
They know that even if you haven’t talked in a while, you’re still there! And when you get together again, it’s like no time has passed at all. You trust each other’s friendship.
By: Henriette Danielsen / Image source