Ok, we’re going to lighten things up a bit. Since Valentine’s Day is the following week, February 14th. to be precise, we will discuss a subject that should be easily palatible (or easily to swallow). “Relationships!” In part I, will discuss “Friendship” relationships, and how having a friend, a true friend, is probably one of the most important and healthy things that you can do for yourself. Why? We will find out.
In part II we will discuss the other side of relationships, LOVE! But first, let us define “Friendship.”
Dictionary.com defines friendship as, The state of being a friend; harmony, accord, understanding and rapport, with another individual.
After interviewing a young lady and young man about friendship they defined friendship as, having someone you can trust, someone you can confide in, someone you can rely on, someone you can use as a sounding board, someone who’s there, someone who has your back, someone who respects you, someone who understands you, someone who makes you laugh, someone who lifts you up when you are down, someone who has goals to achieve and come into agreement with you to achieve your goals, someone who will not lie to you but will always tell you the truth even when it hurts. A friend will not sit back and watch you make mistakes or knowingly allow you to make mistakes, but will try to help to guide you in the right direction. A friend is wise, real, honest and true.
Sometimes friends may have strange relationships that others may not understand. I mean being brutally honest with each other, but they understand each other, and they get along with each other.
When I asked the young lady why she thought it was important to have a friend, she replied, “Because when you feel lost, like the whole world is against you, it’s always good to have someone to talk to, to help talk you out of things sometimes that maybe you should not be doing. Someone to be there for you. And if I did not have a friend, I don’t know what I would do.”
So, here is the question,
Is it possible to have a true friend, or are they all just associates? Is it possible for a man and a woman to be close best friends? Can you be brutally honest with your friend, and still be friends? How did your relationship with your best friend change when THEY got into a different serious relationship? And, lastly, give shout outs to your best friend and let them know how much they mean to you. This can be done annonymously if you’d like.
Now, tell me what you think.