Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. someone who is a true friend will always stand up for you when others try hurting you physically or emotionally. They do everything in their power to ensure your safety. They never give a damn who is trying to harm you. They will be there for you anytime and anywhere. That’s the power of true friendship. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you. “
A true friend is that person who gives you the total freedom of being yourself around them. Most of the time, we claim to have best friends but we’re always putting up much effort to meet up to their expectations. We have to put up a face when around them just not to be an embarrassment to them. Just because that’s what makes them accept you. But what about yourself? Who is willing to do all that for you?? I can’t deny I’ve been in such toxic friendship and thats the last thing I’d wish to get back to.
Being able to be yourself, have trust and confidence in a friend is one of the biggest requirements of a strong bond between friends. With this you’ll know you can be able to count on each other at that point when you need someone to be there for you, someone who can listen with keenness and not mock or make fun of you, someone who can be able to guide you and offer good advice.
Most of us get ourselves in toxic friendships due to the fact that we are unable to differentiate between a healthy relationship and a toxic one. A healthy friendship is the one that is there for you through the good and the bad, happy when you prosper,the one that pushes you to greatness.
Ways of meeting new friends
- Take up new interests : join college or community education to be able to meet new that have the same interests as you. Join fitness classes or even offer your time to volunteer in hospitals, community centers where you can be able to form stong bonds with others
- Make yourself available : if you want to make friends you need to be able to go out there inorder to meet new people. If you stay alone, it’s unlikely for friends to come to you.
- Go to community events : This is a great way to find other people with common interests. It’s not necessary that you meet that you meet with those that have lots of common interests with you. At times, great friends come out of those that don’t have much in common.
- Try connecting with those you know : it’s obvious you already know a few people who could become great friends. Consider trying to know them better.
For one to maintain friendships, you need to be :
- Loyal to your friends
- Be reliable
- Be a good listener
- Be trust worthy
- Always keep in touch
- Choose friends wisely
friendship is a gift to us all. Imagine having to say with no one to tell, having someone to tell but being unable to get a reliable and honest feedback. Friendship are meant to decongest wherever is burdening us through sharing our thoughts and experiences. One thing interesting about great friendship is that it erases social barriers.
Quality counts more than the quantity. You would love to have a network of friends but it’s important to nurture a few friends that will be there for you no matter the circumstances. You may not be friends with everyone but it’s also very important to maintain that friendly attitude. That way, it’ll improve relationships in your life.