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7 Qualities of a strong friendship

April 29, 2016

Let’s be honest choosing your best friend is almost more important than choosing your boyfriend… Mainly because in the end these are the people who will be there to make you a stiff drink and go Carrie Underwood on your ex when things go south.  I once heard that if you are friends with someone for more than 7 years you are going to  be friends forever.  I fully believe this statement! I have grown up with most of my best friends and I can't wait to be those old ladies drinking wine on my porch talking about the good old days. Recently I have been thinking a lot about qualities that make a friendship a strong and lasting one, and from my own experiences here are a few I have learned to be true.

 

1. Laughter.

 

Your best friend should be someone you enjoy life with.  This person no matter how embarrassing you can get at times, will always be right there laughing, not at you, but with you.

 

2. Trustworthy.

 

Being able to trust someone, whether it be your best friend or your boyfriend, is a key component in any relationship. Without trust, your relationship will never last. Your best friend needs to be the person in life you can trust with all yours and everyone else’s secrets.

 

3. Dependable.

 

Come on ladies we are needy even if we try to deny it we always need to have someone there we can rely on.  We need to know someone has our back when we don’t know how to reply to our crush or when our crush doesn’t reply back to us. Having someone in our corner to keep us stable is always a must!

 

4. Supportive.

 

In this crazy world, especially a rodeo lifestyle, our best friends are usually our competition and girls can be pretty competitive. But there is a fine line between being competitive and destroying some ones confidence.  Your best friend should be someone who lifts you up through the good and the bad and vice versa.  If someone is constantly bringing you down, you need to walk away and move on. You will feel a whole lot lighter without that person in your life.

 

5. Non-judgmental.

 

As girls we tell our best friends EVERYTHING! Your best friend should be the one person who knows everything but judges nothing.  Because if we are being honest we all have a couple skeletons hidden in our closets.

 

6. Forgiving.

 

No one is perfect and in our search for happiness we make mistakes.  Your best friend should be someone who forgives you because they believe in the person that you are growing into.  Like any relationship it takes work, nothing comes easy.  

 

7. Loves you.

 

A little sappy but your best friend should be someone who loves you for all that you are, flaws and everything.

 

We all have those friends that drift in and out of our lives, and then we have those friends that are in it for the long haul. Your Best friend should be loyal, forgiving, supportive, and goofy, but also bring out the best in you and make you shine. Those are the friends that are going to last a lifetime.

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