True friendship is a difficult thing to find and just as difficult to maintain. I can honestly say I have no friends in close proximity. I thought I had two near by, but found out in the last couple months they weren’t from not acknowledging “No”s to simply disappearing.
I do thankfully have three people I call friend. I met them each in a different part of my life. Dana I met in highschool. Not too much in common, but we were 2 of 3 girls in a classroom of 36 and we bonded during that class. Tara, from my first college days and actually was from visiting college friends the year after I dropped out that our friendship began to blossom. The other is Kristin whom I met in my second college attempt.
Each friendship is definitely different, but there are strong qualities emulated in each relationship. CARING — we truly care for eachother, want to know what’s going on in eachothers’ lives, worry when things aren’t working out, etc. LOVE — we love eachother and our hearts sing when they’re lives are working out and heart sinks when the other dives into sadness. FUTURE — We plan a future with eachother in it. It may just be one visit a year, but our friendship is just assumed. RELIABLE — You can rely on the other for emotional support, but to kick you in the ass when needed.
Simply put, friendship is a caring, loving relationship with a reliable person who puts you as a priority with no end in sight.