- How old am I:
- What is the color of my hair:
- My body features:
- I'm overweight
- I prefer to drink:
- Red wine
- I prefer to listen:
- My hobbies:
- I like fishkeeping
- I don't have piercings
One of the most important and formative types of relationships you will experience in a lifetime is friendship. Friends are people you can share intimacies and experiences with, and you are an important part of each other's lives. They give you a sense of belonging and security knowing you are loved and cherished by the people you most care for.
Having good friends makes you happy, and being a good friend to others makes them happy, too.
Think about your friendships - are you being a good friend? Are your friends being a good friend to you? Good friends say and do things that make you feel good, giving compliments and congratulations and being happy for you.
If you need help, a good friend will try to help you out. Everyone is different, and has different hobbies and interests. A good friend understands that sometimes you do your own thing, and enjoys doing the things you have in common together.
You can trust a good friend not to be judgmental. Sometimes you and your friend might disagree on something.
Sometimes you might have said or done something that upset your friend. Good friends make each other feel good, rather than one friend receiving all the compliments and the other giving them all the time.
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Your friendship is something special which you can share with everyone who needs a friend! Sometimes friends drift apart or fall out. See our guide to making new friends to find new people in your life to share friendship with.
In the digital world you can feel under pressure to have a lot of friends and followers. Our friendships and frenemies has advice for what you can do in this situation.
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