If you are wondering what does a good friendship look like, you have come to the right place. I am going to tell you a little bit about what I know about good friends and good friendships in no particular order.
Trust Each Other
To have a good friendship, the first thing you must have is trust.
If you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything.
Trust is vital for any kind of relationship.
Having a friend that you really trust is so special and important.
Friends that you know you cannot trust, are not really your friends.
You should be able to trust your friend beyond the shadow of a doubt.
You can trust them with your deepest secrets and your closest possessions.
There should be no trust issues between friends.
Care For One Another
Friends will always care for one another.
To care for one another means that if one of you is sick, the other feels it.
You care about what happens to one another and would do anything to help them.
To care means you are bothered when the other is hurting, sick, depressed or whatever.
You don’t like seeing your friend down or in a bad state. You do what you can to help them.
To know that you care for them means the world to your friend. I can guarantee you of that.
There are so many people who feel unloved and uncared about.
So if you have someone who loves and cherishes you as a friend, you too should cherish this moment.
Motives Are Pure
So what does a good friendship look like? Your motives have to be pure in a good friendship.
You aren’t out to get your friend or trying to harm them in any way.
I felt like this was something good to mention because fake friends will do things to hurt you.
You have to always watch your back and look over your shoulder with people who don’t mean you well.
A friend with pure motives can help you to go far in life. You don’t have to worry about someone holding you back by being low down.
Actions Are Sincere
Similar to what we just talked about, your actions have to be sincere. When you do things for your friend, good things, there should not be any ulterior motives.
You should do things out of love and kindness.
Friends who care about each other will do nice things for one another. And guess what?
They don’t expect nothing back in return.
Why? Because that’s what friends do.
Friends are sincere when they do things for one another.
There When Needed
Be there for your friends when they need you. This is how you be a good friend.
If you don’t do nothing else, be there when needed. Your friend will love you for this. Good friends are there for one another when they are needed the most.
There will be times where you can’t be physically present but you can still call or send a text. Be present emotionally and mentally even if you can’t physically.
Having someone be there for you when you need it is vital to a good relationship.
If they can’t be there for you, then what are they here for?
You need friends who will support you and be there for you.
Willing to Stand Up For Each Other
There will be times where you may have to stand up for your friend.
Someone who doesn’t know them well may read them the wrong way. And say negative things about them.
Your friend may not be around to defend themselves.
The thing for you to do is to not be confrontational. But you can stand up for your friend. You can set matters right and let that person know that your friend is a good person.
And whatever they think about your friend is wrong.
Give and Take (Not One Sided)
Being a good friend requires that you both give of yourselves.
Things should not be one sided. Your friend doing all the giving and you are just taking.
That is not how things work.
Real friends don’t do all the taking while someone else is doing all the giving.
A good friendship is a balance of give and take.
Accepts You For You
You may be weird or have your own flaws but your friend won’t judge you for that.
They will accept you for you.
You and all your flaws.
Speaking of accepting you for you, a real friend will love you unconditionally.
In a good friendship, you will love each other and care for each other.
Love is a strong and powerful word. Words can’t express the love between two really great friends.
If you love your friend unconditionally you’ll love them no matter what.
Can’t Stay Mad For Long
Your friend won’t be able to stay mad at you for long.
Friends will have their differences and there will be times where you don’t see eye to eye.
Sometimes you two are going to do things to get on each other’s nerves.
You’ll even get mad at one another from time to time.
But you aren’t going to say mad for long.
If you are a real friend, there is not a whole lot your friend could do to keep you mad at them.
Doesn’t Do Things Out of Spite
When you are in a good friendship, the days of doing things out of spite are over.
Real friends don’t do things out of spite.
Doing things out of spite can be a childish, yet harmful game.
Don’t do things out of spite to your friend. This could ruin your friendship.
There are a lot of ways to tell if you are in a good friendship or not. Don’t waste your time being surrounded by people who don’t mean you any good. If they aren’t your real friends then in all actuality they’re not worth your time.