You used to me kiss me, tell me you missed me But now you try to glaze me, play me and diss me Uh, wide awake, ready to break, so we argue What happened to the kisses and ride, how are you? Whether you realize it or not, your friends have shaped who you are today. ~Robert Brault, Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. I'm not going to lie — it felt amazing. No one has better control over your life then you despite what some people may think. ~Author Unknown I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far. Im disappointed in humans and especially men. ~Author Unknown Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
Worse yet, if when you do talk, they tell you who you are versus being curious and asking about your life with a compassionate ear, you have the information you need. I am proud of you — for all that wonderful wisdom and strength you have gained from whatever you went through. I felt so hurt and denied, and ugh it was so hard. But as soon as I was in too much pain to do what they wanted me to do or if I expected them to lend a sympathetic ear, then I was a hypochondriac, a whiner, or a malingerer. ~Virginia Woolf There are big ships and small ships. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next. It can take going through a specific difficulty for some people to wake up and understand the importance of supporting others in that same situation going forward.
When you help people, you are internally keeping score. Know that whatever you choose may be difficult at first, but that you owe it to yourself to surround yourself with people who care about you. I, with all my heart and mind, now embrace this power which lies within us. Unless that boyfriend is just a terrible person who treats everyone like shit. Remember, this is the beauty of life — all is fluid, nothing remains the same.
~Robert Brault, Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. Part of becoming an adult is realizing that you can't always maintain the bond of friendship in equal circumstances. . ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992 It takes a long time to grow an old friend. For over twenty years now, this incredible woman has been caring for intellectually disabled adults in her own home.
Or they can remove the challenges that would make you stronger if you faced them alone. Couple friendships can help your own relationship. ~Francesco Guicciardini The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. Seven months later, she shows up at your apartment with runny mascara, a pack of stress cigarettes, and Snickers. You can't trust or depend on anybody but yourself.
Men will try to use me for sex or ego boosting and women don't really seek me out for friendship anyway. Your numerous daily texts dwindle into one text a day, then one every other day, then one every week, then one every few weeks, until all that is left is a radio static soundtrack for what used to be your lives. If friends were the exact same where would the fun be in no arguments or rare arguments on what to do. I still have not heard one good reason. I understand that intensifies the loneliness, but there you have it. Those good ones however are worth hanging onto, and worth fighting for. Who but your closest friends will tell you that your new outfit is ridiculously garish? At a less grandiose level, people are more likely to engage in helping and behavior at the urging of their close friends.
I found this article to be very interesting as I am still in the middle of this difficult period and I definitely notice that friends have drifted away. Childhood friendships might start your learning process. Maybe we realize if we carried on the same path, there is a storm up ahead, so we need to change direction before the rains come. Friends matter to you, regardless of gender. Trust takes years to build and only moments to crush, so if your friend has burned you in the past, you'll naturally wonder if they are really your friend or not. Casual friends are great because they get your social life started. That can be a little intimidating.
Those evenings clinking glasses of wine as dusk settled into the skies. People usually become friends because they share one or more life interests, perhaps sports or shopping or eating out or even just a common view of life. The ones I have left are all the more helpful. There does seem to be a barrier that grows between the sick and the healthy. To criticize right, to put the writer down, but more important to get a reaction. Keep in mind good friends will challenge you and ask you to grow, they will help you become better, which you will want because you value them and what they offer you.