Many friends will come and go throughout the course of our lives. Some of these friends will be more like close acquaintances, as you’ll only meet with them from time to time. Other friends will be the people we only go to for a fun time, whether it’s a night out dancing or an energetic weekend brunch. Finally, there will be friends who should basically be called family, because that’s how close they are to you.
These best friends will be there to tell you the truth, even if lies are easier to hear. They will be the ones who you can go months without speaking to or seeing, but once you reconnect with them it’s as if nothing has changed and you are closer than ever. However, the most important quality of these friendships is that they are there when you need them.
These are the friends you’ll call in the middle of the night when disaster strikes. They will sit at home with you when your heart is broken. They will ask you about the mundane details of your job, hobbies, and romantic life…and listen as you speak.
If you have a friend like this, don’t let them go. Don’t try to replace them with friends who are only there when times are easy. Most importantly, try your best to be the friend to them that they deserve in return.