“Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 :

  1. Loyal to your friends
  2. Be reliable
  3. Be a good listener
  4. Be trust worthy
  5. Always keep in touch
  6. 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.

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  1. Our lives are full of acquaintances. If you are lucky, you have one true friend. Ir’s very important to have friends in your life, but it is a blessing to have a true friend.

  2. True friends are hard to come by, but when they do appear in your life it’s amazing. Having a connection with a true friend is like no other. I really liked how you touched on finding new friends, connecting better with current friends, and ways to maintain a friendship. Awesome post!

  3. Yes. Treasure true friendship. They are rare so take care of them. They will be the next support group after your family/

  4. Good friends are hard to find. When I started being selective about who I considered a friend I noticed a huge difference in relationships. I need friends that are motivated, loyal and have life goals.

  5. I do believe in the saying that true friends are like a precious gem that is hard to find and when you found it work hard to keep it. I have a small circle of friends but I can tell you that their are my true friends.

  6. I really do need to try out Meetup more often. I know they have some amazing ways to connect with other people. And what better way to make friends than sharing common interests?

  7. Your friends may come and go but your true friend will always be there for you no matter what. When you find that person treasure them coz they don’t come that often. Your tips are all true.

  8. A true friendship stands the test of time. A good set of friends are important to round you off as an individual.

  9. Such an important topic! I’m sharing with my 12 year old daughter who is going through this right now! Definitely quality over quantity!

  10. The world we live its hard to find any friend you can rely on. I have been fortunate but I have had my ups and down. This is a good post and a helpful one.

  11. i only have a few trusted friends. those that i know who truly understand and do not talk behind my back. it is difficult to find a true friend but once you found him, you seem to like have won a lottery.

  12. My circle of friends is small. They are the ones whom I call “my sisters from a different mother and father.” It is difficult to find true friends but when you do, treasure them!

  13. I couldn’t agree more. It’s a great idea to volunteer in a community or attend classes or anywhere that you’re interested in, to make new friends .

  14. True friends are hard to find! They are the one who came into your life, saw the best and worst part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.

  15. Friends are very important in life, they are the ones who support and are there for us in both happy and sad moments. It’s important to appreciate friendship.

  16. Having a true friend is really one of the most important things in life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

  17. I agree with all these. I have tons of friends (perks of being an extrovert) – most of them I met at events/community, previous workplace and some were just introduced to me. But it’s not always that these friends are available but I’m glad I have a smaller group. THanks for sharing!

  18. I am a type of person who don’t have a lot of friends or label people as friends because of trust is hard is for me. I been hurt so many times before, so it is best to guard myself than get hurt. Maybe I need to talk to someone about that trust issue because I should get more friends.

  19. Excellent points all around. The more friends you have, the richer and more diverse your experiences become. I have plenty of acquaintances, and a smaller circle of friends. But the friends I have, are amazing people for whom I am thankful every day.

  20. Hey,
    That sounds awesome. It really looks nice and the information mentioned in the post is really good.

    Aashirvad Kumar

  21. True friends…the ones you still speak to 20 years later. These are the most important relationships.

  22. I’m so thankful for the wonderful friends I have in my life. This is such a great reminder to foster those friendships while making new ones.

  23. What you say about true friendship is very true: a true friend is someone who will be there for you through think and thin. It is hard to find friends when you get older but there is always different opportunities.

  24. When you find someone genuine, keep them! Arguments and disagreements are somewhat inevitable but we just have to find the ones fighting for. Lovely and heartfelt post on friendship 🙂

  25. A true friend are gem that we need to keep in our lives. They will never leave you no matter how situation it is! Great article!

  26. Getting a true friend is really tough who will be there at any situation. And the worst fact is it takes a long time to build a friendship, but takes a second to destroy everything.

  27. I used to have a huge entourage of acquaintances, but I too have learned that a small group of true friends trumps them every time. I can rely on my friends now, and they know that I have their backs too.

  28. This is one of the best articles i’ve read about friendship! I can definitely relate to this post most especially your opening paragraph. It is indeed a powerful message to all. I will share this to my buddies. Thank you! 🙂

  29. You have a very good point of view. It is really true that TRUE FRIEND are hard to find. I have a lot of friends before. But i choose to stay in a little circle now. But much more True. This is so meaningful story. Thank you!

  30. Amazing post, friendship sometimes could be hard to get but you got really good tips of making new friendships. I like the idea of joining new communities or attending colleges.

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