Real friendships truly help us get through life’s roller coasters. I mean seriously, we all depend on our friends to help us get through broken hearts, employment issues, family problems -you name it. So, if you are wondering what qualities set real friendships apart from the rest, check out the list below.
Encourage you to love and accept yourself: when you are hard on yourself, real friends will help you remove any semblance of self-doubt by helping you to build your confidence and self-esteem. They will encourage you by highlighting your strengths and they will uplift you when you are down.
Aren’t afraid to let you know when you are in the wrong: real friends will always give it to you straight. When you are wrong, out of line or even going down the wrong path, they will hold you accountable, tell you exactly what’s on their mind and will show alternatives that you could take to rectify situations.
Are always available and will make you a priority in their lives: whenever you need an ear to listen to your problems whether good, bad, or ugly you can always count on the real ones to be present. When you have real friends in your life, the friendships aren’t one-sided, they validate your position in their lives because of the time, attention and compassion they show you.
Always have your back and are supportive through thick and thin: real friends will support you through everything. There’s no adversity or obstacle that you face that is too big or small for your real friends. Through happiness, pain, suffering, heartbreaks, success, failures, they will always have your back and journey with you through life.
Genuinely bring the best out of you and make you better: real friends always want the best for you. They are more concerned with seeing you walk in your purpose and grow into the best version of yourself. They are like a mirror in your life that shows you what you are missing and what you need to do in order to grow and live a happier life.
After all it’s the real friendships we have that ends up making the journey in life much more bearable and fun!
Three women going through life.