Friends are way more than just peers. Friends are the people you like, respect, care for, have fun with, share things with, and support, and who DO THE VERY SAME FOR YOU.
We choose our friends. This means if someone is not caring, respectful, supportive, and doesn’t have your best interests at heart, you can choose not to be friends with them.
Remember, a true friend will NOT:
- Force you to do something you don’t want to do, or something that is bad for you or others
- Threaten to end the friendship if you don’t do something
- Gossip about you behind your back
- Stand by while someone bullies you
If someone does any of those things, you know that they are not really a friend, and you can choose not to spend time with them.
You and your friends might not always agree on everything. But friendship means respecting each other, and being there for one another through good times and bad times.