Friendship: the bond that unites people

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Friendship: the bond that unites people

Last update: February 25, 2015

You have a problem and everything around you seems to stop working and make sense. You feel the urgent need to talk to someone, but not anyone. Pick up the phone, dial a number and a few minutes later you feel immediately better. The person on the other end of the line, even if physically miles away, has listened to what worries you, has given you their opinion and you feel comforted..



Friendship. A beautiful word and a great feeling. An invisible bond that unites us to others. An emotional bond that is born with the people who cross our path and that almost magically become fundamental in our life. Friendship is a relationship between au pairs who share experiences, who feel secure and trust each other unreservedly.

There are various types of "friends" and, therefore, of friendship. Let's focus on true friendship. That friendship that is neither imposed nor planned, but which is built little by little, with mutual efforts and dedication. Over time, this relationship creates a bond that is strong enough to endure and last for years.

Values ​​that consolidate friendship

We take refuge with our friends to help us solve our problems and concerns. We listen to their advice, because they do not judge us, they do not tell us what we want to hear, but only what is best for us. To friends we confide our most intimate secrets, our anxieties and our projects. And friends are always the people we want to share in our joy. 

A true friendship knows no distances, times and even deadlines. It is a relationship in which we seek and offer support and support. A good friend never cancels the other, but helps him to overcome himself. Friendship is based on empathy, i.e. the ability to understand and put yourself in the other person's shoes, to suffer and rejoice with them. It is a bond that allows us to "divide the pains and multiply the joys".



A healthy and constructive relationship is based on values ​​such as sincerity, understanding, mutual affection, respect, communication, attention, concern for each other, trust without limits, patience, the ability to listen. and knowing how to forgive. Consistency, flexibility, generosity, gratitude and loyalty are other values ​​to be taken into consideration in order to consolidate a relationship of friendship.


Benefits of friendship

Our condition as social individuals is what gives rise to the almost urgent need to establish relationships and emotional bonds with other people. Friendship, therefore, is important in a person's life for what he or she gives on an emotional level. The proverb says: "Whoever finds a friend, finds a treasure" and it is a great truth. Being loved by someone with whom we have no blood ties gives us satisfaction and emotional support. This bond strengthens our self-esteem and the pleasure of having company. In addition, it gives us the confidence and security of being able to rely on someone in the most difficult moments.


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