Wednesday, April 19, 2017


“No man is an island”, a quotation from John Donne that simply explains that no man can live alone. You would definitely need to have someone to be there for you – may it be your family, partner or your friends.
Every once in a while we meet different people and nowadays, it is much easier to make friends with the help of instant online connections. In just one click - one type, you can have hundreds of friends from different parts of the world. But, some buds may just come and go - some temporary, some permanent. So, distinguishing who among them are genuine can be quite a challenge.
So the question is, how do you know that a friend is true to you? Here are some signs to help you find out.

1. They stay with you through thick and thin. 

A true friend stays with you through the good times and the bad. He/she won’t ever think that you and your problems are a burden. They will stick by your side and help you through a rough patch.
Not only do they got your back but also your front and sides. You could always count on them even during different adversities in your life. They don’t just leave the ones they love out in the cold; they pick them up off the ground and carry them back to safety again. They certainly understand that you are not supposed to face trials in life by yourself.

2. They don’t withhold forgiveness.

Even real friends can hurt our feelings. It’s an inevitable thing since we are all humans. We all make mistakes and that’s where we learn and develop a stronger bond of friendship.
When arguments come up, real friends don’t go gossiping around and keep track of your mistakes. Rather, they reach out directly and weather the storm. And because they understand, they forgive.

3. They know what you are thinking and feeling without having to say a word.

No matter how hard you try to conceal how you really feel, they would totally know when something is up. You get along so well to the point that you memorized almost every inch of each other making it a piece of cake to distinguish the normal version of yourselves versus when you’re facing problems.
Once they knew about how you’re feeling, they don’t just sit around and wait for you to be okay. They go on extra miles to try to make you feel any way better. They’re ready to listen, comfort and fix things for you as far as they could. They would even crack some jokes even on serious times to lift up your gloomy mood.

4. They’re incredibly trustworthy.

Telling confidential matters to someone is very risky because you are trusting them not to go behind your back and tell others. But you don’t mind sharing these type of things to your true friends because you are aware of how trustworthy they are and how they respect and support you with your personal things in life.
You can trust them with not only keeping secrets that you wouldn’t want the whole world to know but you can also trust them with being honest with you. True friends tell you the truth may it be positive or negative because they will always call out on you if they think you need a little help. They do this because they care about you enough they are not afraid to be honest, even if it is something you may not want to hear.

5. They accept you exactly as you are.

You can feel totally comfortable around each other because you accept each other’s flaws. You don’t have to put your guard up or censor your words or actions since you can totally be yourself around each other. There is a total freedom to be yourself in the kind of friendship you have.
True friends unconditionally love and remind each other of who you truly are underneath it all. They will never condemn or criticize you for your weaknesses or insecurities. In fact, they will be the first ones to help you turn them into one of your strengths.

True friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. In life we never really lose friends, we only discover who those real ones are.
Was this a big help for you to recognize your genuine friends? Did we forget to include another trait that you and your true friend possess? We value your opinion! Let us know in the comments below!

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