Friendships are something to cherish, but while getting to adult hood you’ll notice that a lot of friends will come and go, and more will go then come. And that is something that could be really hard on you, but cherish the people closest to you the most!
Friends are forever
When you were a teenager you might have thought that your friends would stick around forever, but with college and life in general happening you will see them go. And when that happens you might get down and question if it was you that they ran away from.
Let me tell you something, life happens, people will do their own thing and forget about people, but that doesn’t mean that you are the one that instigated that.
But some friends will stay forever, and those are the people who you should focus on. You might not always be in touch 24/7 or maybe even lose touch for months. But when you do come back together it will be like you guys are back to where you left off.
Being friends is like being in a relationship, you have to work hard for it. It doesn’t need to be a romantic relationship, it can be pure platonic.
But just like in a romantic relationship you need to communicate and be there for each other. In a way a friendship can be so much deeper than a romantic relationship, because being in love can come and go, but friends will be there for you when it all implodes. They will be there for you when life gets the better for you and they will be there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on.
Effort and dedication
Friendship requires effort and a lot of dedication. If you take your friendship for granted then it will most likely crash and burn. But if you take the extra step and be the friend that you know your friend deserves then you will get the same back.
Make sure you go out and have fun together. Go shopping, visit theme parks, grab a drink. Do anything that you both will enjoy and make it a real experience!
Love and hate
If there’s something true then it is that love and hate have a really thin line. You will have fights and you will annoy each other every once in a while. But remember that love and hate are almost the same. Yell at each other and then hug it out, kiss it out, anything that will get you to be on a good foot again. You will see that because of the fights and emotions that your friendship will grow to a whole new level.
Friends love each other and there will always be the question: “what if”. If you really love each other enough you can try to go to the next step and see if there’s more to it. Maybe you become friends with benefits, maybe you become more. Who knows your childhood friend will be the one that you marry one day. But you won’t know it until you try it.
Being a great friend requires hard work, but in the end it will pay off. Be there for them and they will be there for you. Enjoy your relationship with your friends and make sure your romantic relationship will not come in the way between you and your closest friends. Because being in love is temporary, but friendship is forever.