The keys of being a good friend to those you consider are lifetime counterparts, instead of seasonal. Most people don’t realize with great friendship comes great responsibility that has to be shown on a daily basis. In order to have the friendship you want from someone you consider compatible to have yours, there are three steps I feel you have to honor. With these three things taken care of, I don’t see a problem occuring in any relationship that your involved in. The first is trust, if you’re a trustworthy person to your friend there will never be any circumstances that he/she can count you out on.
They’ll feel like your always gonna be there for them no matter te situation to come. Trust is key, simply bacuse there aren’t a lot of people you can trust in this world, therefore, when you find that person you feel you can trust, he/she becomes more comfortable with you as a person and your relationship becomes stronger. With trust anything can be accomplished between you and a friend because if they were in need of someone to talk to for advice, you’d be able to help them more than any other person knowing your word is more believable than anyone else’s advice could be.
The second is loyalty. If you’re a loyal person to your friend in the relationship you both share, there’s no second guessing on who’s gonna be there for you when you need assistance. Being a loyal friend is key because you give that person a sense of your a person that would never turn your back on them, and that’s hard to find, meaning in any situation under any circumstance your gonna stand by them wether wrong or right. You are willing to fight with them to the end, not giving up on them, through thick and thin there’s no doubt.
With loyalty, your never gonna turn your back on your friend, or even have a thought of walking away from them when your friend needs you the most. The third and and most impotant to me is willingness. When your willing to give your last to someone you call your friend, you’ve reached the point where you have a true friendship. The ability to give and receive in a relationship, is the hardest thing to do. I’ve noticed simply because most people are secure with giving their all to someone else, being afraid hey’re not gonna receive the same in return. Willingness is the most important thing because it builds a backbone to any type of relationship, giving you the acountability of being a person who’s always gonna be there for those who need you if you’re able to help. If you’re the type of person that’s willing you’re a positive person that wants the best from you and those around you to make all of it possible. When those three steps are taken care of, your almost guaranteed to have the healthiest relationship/friendship possible.
Most people aren’t able to fit those traits, so when you find a person that fits those traits, I classify them as having the potential to be a true friend. They’re also easy to find out in a person because they’re all actions in an everyday sequence that you’ll eventually find out hanging around the person, so my advice to you is pay close attention to those three key things and you’ll never have a problem finding someone you can call a friend and actually show there are a great friend also.