"True friendship isn't being inseparable; it's being separated and nothing changes."
Friends are forever. Well, this is true only if you can rely on your friend in difficult times. True friendship survives hardships and stands the test of time. A true friend makes you feel good about yourself, and his/her company gives you positive energy. Real friendship is one of the best gifts to treasure for life, as it shines through the darkest of times.
There is absolutely no formality between true friends and the comfort level they share is great. Their relation does not fade with time. True friends are willing to sacrifice their joys for each other. They are always there for one another in times good and bad. They can be called for help at any time of the day (or night), and they are the first to celebrate each other's achievements. Real friendship can be felt in the smallest of things done together or for one another. If you have been together for long and share a special bond, you just know you are true friends. Or if you want to check for yourself, if someone you believe is a good friend of yours, really is, take the quiz given below. Answer these questions honestly and find out if he/she qualifies as a true friend.
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Other Ways to Test True Friendship
- If you lend him money and he returns it to you on time, without your reminder, you can consider him to be genuine. Someone who does not borrow money, and in case he has to, is very particular about repayment, can be considered genuine. It indicates that he does not want to bring money in between the relationship.
- When times are difficult, or when you are going through a low phase, the one who stands by you, supports you, and shows the readiness to help you in all ways possible, can surely be considered as a true friend.
- A true friend won't mind spending on you. He will be ready to give you anything you need, even if he has to sacrifice his happiness for you.
- A true friend won't point out your mistakes every now and then. He will accept you as you are, with your faults. If asked, and when right to, he will definitely object your wrong. But it will only be for your good. And don't expect a true friend to always praise you. He will be an honest critic. He won't flatter you.
On a concluding note, true friendship is much more than just watching movies or shopping together. It is not superficial. It is a deeply rooted relation that grows with time. A true friend values you and does not take you for granted. He loves you for who you are.