Last update: 12 November 2015
In life we know people who become very important to us. As we grow up, our parents teach us that making new friends is good and important.
Over time, some of these relationships become an integral part of our life. They accompany us for years and even decades.
Friends become so important that we consider them part of ours family. Their presence is constant and they know that we are always there if they need a friend, and the same goes for us.
"A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother."
– Demetrius Falereo –
However, as we grow up and become adults, we learn that the amount of friends we have is less important than the quality.
Today we talk about the five friendships to be preserved for a lifetime.
The funny friend
It's that friend who takes the party with him, wherever he goes. It does not mean that he is always and only in bars. His sense of humor is relaxed and he always helps you to face difficult times with a smile and in company.
With this friend you will be able to relax and enjoy life without complications. He sees life from a positive point of view and this is very contagious.
The wise friend
This friend knows you thoroughly. He is the one with whom you share your problems, your insecurities and your mistakes.
You value him because you know he will never judge or criticize you. He just listens and gives advice which, in most cases, is the right one to follow.
A key element in preserving this friendship is being with each other. Don't just tell him your problems, it's important that you listen to what he has to say.
The friend who takes care of you
"A true friend is someone who knows everything about you and continues to be your friend".
– Kurt D. Cobain –
Who do you turn to when you feel the world collapsing on you? If you think about it, you will realize that you are always talking to the same person.
This friend is able to cheer you up at the first symptom of sadness whenever necessary. He is the person you count on to solve any problem.
He is the friend willing to spend many hours with you when you are in the hospital or to motivate you to run that seemingly impossible marathon.
The determined friend
Those who do not know him may feel intimidated by his strong and decisive personality, but it is this personality that has helped you so much.
This friendship is what saves you in so many cases. When you feel that you are about to give up, he comes and urges you to move on.
Not the kind of friend who convinces you with intelligence, but will accompany you throughout the journey until you reach your destination.
The responsible friend
This kind of friend is what it is no matter how long it goes without seeing you, your friendship is always strong.
In an emergency, he is the first one you turn to. Unlike the friend who takes care of you, the responsible friend accompanies you in every step you take.
If he can't be there when you need it, he'll look for a way to send you the help you need. Of course, not all is plain sailing with him, because the moment you deserve a rebuke, you will have it.
“The bad thing about friends is that they tell us unpleasant things to our faces; the enemies tell us behind them and, since we don't realize it, nothing happens ”.
-Alfred de Musset-
Sometimes you will be lucky enough to find a combination of different types of friendship in the same person. In these cases, it's like winning the lottery for life.
However, if you're not lucky enough to have all these friends, don't be discouraged. Always remember that the people who become part of your life do so for a reason.
Friendships come and go, but when you find the right one, it will make your life a lot easier.
You too must be the kind of friend you seek.