Your friend means the world to you. They are the one you’ll call when you’re thinking about something that anyone else might find a little crazy or maybe even too deep; but your friend won’t. Your friend seems to be the only person who really gets you. Even though the two of you are like two peas in a pod you manage to have an argument; an argument so big that you think you’ll never be able to salvage the friendship. The one thing you might not have considered was that true friendships lasts a lifetime.
If you haven’t spoken to each other in months, or depending upon how stubborn either of you are, it’s been years. You’ve been thinking about your friend but for some reason you haven’t spoken to them in so long that you feel awkward placing a call. It’s not that you don’t remember the argument but as time has gone by you realize that the friendship is more important than what you were arguing about.
A true friendship will weather all kinds of storms, and believe me, there will be storms. It’s not about the storms but how you handle them. As the two of you grow and change perspectives you’ll have differences of opinions. As long as either of you hasn’t slept with the others mate, the friendship is always salvageable. That’s if you both want to salvage it. Why wouldn’t true friends want to though, right?
True friendships that last a lifetime do because no matter what the two of you go through, you know when to give breaks and when you’re apart you know that you are still friends. Most of us go through friendships like we go through clothes. Often we don’t take the time to weather the storms because we say we don’t have time or we automatically assume the friendship is not worth it. Friendships are always worth it. Well, true friendships are. Too often we don’t realize this until a friend may no longer be there to talk to.
How do you know that you have a true friend? True friends love one another and always want nothing but the best for each other in spite of a disagreement. Although you and your friend may have disputes that lead to each of you retreating to your respective corners, if your friend has always been there to support and tell you the truth no matter what then that’s an indication that you have a true friend. As friends we’ll have disagreements may even stop talking for awhile but if no one has slept with the others mate there is always a chance of a mend to the friendship. One thing a lot of us have done is stopped fighting for our friendships and give up. A friendship worth having is always worth fighting for. Remember, true friendships lasts a lifetime.
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