I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street

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    I used to have friends

    that would only know me when they needed something from me. But now I only have friends that support me and are there for me as much as I am there for them. It is so nice to have that in my life.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    What Do You Regard As Most Important When Meeting New Friends?

    A few points of interest to me,are: 1) Do you regard yourself as an introvert or extrovert – and what is your evidence for your belief? 2) What do you think makes friendship most worthwhile? 3) Do you believe in God and ,if so ,does it make a difference in the friends you will...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads
    61-65, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    I have learned that honesty is the key to all

    of life's journeys. Without it the paths become rocky with lies, narrow with distrust, obscured with the weeds and trees of deceit. Dishonesty closes all roads. The end of any beautiful journey.
    trinny61 trinny61
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    So true, if a friendship is based on dependency

    then can it really be called a friendship?
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    Loyalty is key. We don't have to agree with

    each other, we can fight, and we can be too honest. None of that is as important as sticking together in a mad, mad world. Friends can mess up, we can hurt each other more than anyone else can simply because we care. Friendships grow apart as life happens, as we evolve and head...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    Dear Anonymous.... You hurt me Dear Anonymous,

    I’m fine with rules to be someone’s friend. People have baggage… There isn’t a single person without one. Some have more than others and actually... I’m okay with that too. I don’t mind that I have to walk on thin ice to be in your good graces. I’ve come this far...
    PrettyBunny PrettyBunny
    22-25, T
    Nov 3, 2015

    I am no longer going to seek

    or maintain friendships with people who claim they adore you one day and than you never hear from them, unless you message first of course, or they need something they cannot get themselves. Friendship works 2 ways, and the older you get, the harder it is to find good friends...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    I've been finding that a lot of people don't

    seem to understand this concept. dome of my friends have become so occupied with themselves that they don't even bother to take an interest in my life. I might ask them questions about what's going on for them, specifics about how their family is doing, etc, but they won't...
    strs248 strs248
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    That horrible, sinking-in-your-stomach feeling

    you get when you know for sure that your friends have been lying to you and hiding things from you for months and being all friendly to your face. Sickened. It's time to break off the friendship. Why do we act like we're best friends when we both know it's a sham?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean
    41-45, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    I tend to give more than I take,

    but it would be nice to meet a kindred spirit!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I have spent my short life moving around a lot.

    I have learned that to have a friend you gotta be one first. No one is going to walk up to you and audition for the part. You are going to have to smile, nod, say good morning, how's it going first. So you don't always get a good reaction, so those people maybe you don't want as...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2016

    Yes It Is

    Friendship is a give and take just like any relationship is based on honestly, trust and mutual respect for one another no matter what their opinion is, race or ethnic background! 
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2012

    Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by

    the person you thought would never hurt you
    Vejay Vejay
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street, But It Seems The Street Going My Way Is Rarely Driven On.

    If you asked most of the people I consider my friends to describe me, they would say I am so nice, sweet and loyal. Whenever they have a problem, I am there to listen, I am there to comfort and give advice. When I have a problem, they are never around or they are too busy or we...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

    Unfortunately, this is never the case

    for me. I don't know what happened but all my friends are gone. There's me and my remembrance of the past. So many people have walked away. Am I to blame? I don't know but I'm just too passionate for people.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2015

    That awkward moment when you message someone

    you haven't heard from in awhile on Facebook And they don't even look at your message or respond to it... Even though you mentioned that it had been awhile since you have heard from them...
    AmandaHugandKiss2014 AmandaHugandKiss2014
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013

    If you leave someone,

    atleast tell them why. What's more painful than being abandoned is knowing you are not worth an explanation.
    Vejay Vejay
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015
    famlam famlam
    31-35, F
    Dec 30, 2014

    The worst part about being right about a guy

    being totally wrong for your best friend Is... being right about him. :-(
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    so my best friends baby passed away.

    ..her husband hates me bc years ago she used me as her escape excuse during an affair...that I was unaware of...he thought I hooked them up when I'm fact. I was pissed off that they had even connected now I'm not welcome to the baby's wake or burial and I have not even seen my...
    jennifermamabear jennifermamabear
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2015

    A majority of mankind want a good friendship

    with others. We enjoy sharing good feelings with them as well as bad ones. So if you help me out how can I not do the same when you need someone there for you.
    nevgivup nevgivup
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    Two Way Highway

    I believe friendship is a two highway. Some people like to be friends with a certain person because they might have money, the looks, gets the girls or boys, or whatever dumb reason.To me, friendship goes on beyond all that stuff. One way is always being there for that person no...
    superherojustin superherojustin
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Aug 2, 2012

    It's strange, the closer I get to someone,

    whether it's a girl or a guy, the more that person starts acting strange sooner or later and the more they start taking me for granted. It's been the story of my life these past 2-3 years. Friendship should be a two way street with equal efforts on both parts but apparently...
    TarikP TarikP
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Me: "Hey! What's up? How are you?

    " Them: "Oh hai!! Haven't talked to you for like ever. Missed you!" Me: "Then why haven't you texted ME?"
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 8, 2015
    ziah45 ziah45
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    No Return.

    My best friend 'isn't feeling our friendship right now'. I am recently divorced. I moved here two years ago and have had nothing but problems concernig making friends. I have a lot on my plate and no one to share it with. It sucks. I am tired of people who are only there when it...
    victrolalushsublime victrolalushsublime
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2013

    I do have very few friends

    both in reL life and here on EP... Mostly because I am to afraid to open up and let them know how I feel, but also because of my ups and downs. I want to let everybody know that I don't mean to be disrespectful or that I don't care. It us my life that play tricks on me and I do...
    Eyestone Eyestone
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    My best friend is sooooooo frustrating!

    !! She's all I have left. I try and make plans but she always half ***** it and it just makes me think that maybe she doesn't really love me or want to hang out. Constantly feel like **** when I'm not with her but then when we hang out it feels like I made everything up in my...
    js246 js246
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2015


    Friendship is 2 way,indeed . I would like to say Thank you for those,who had stayed with me throughout the last couple of months-9 months in fact.. and sorry that i didn't listen to your problems being so consumed by mine. Thanks for being there and for the good advices.. I love...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2012

    You Can Always Tell A Real Friend

    You can always tell a real friend:When you've made a fool of yourselfHe doesn't make you feel you've done a permanent job!Lawrence J. Peter
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    Jun 29, 2012

    To be able to give your heart

    even when you feel you have nothing left to give To stay up listening to them say the same thing week in week out about the man that don't deserve them To be there no matter what and try to help and give what you can It would be nice to think it would be the same the other...
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    I heard a funny line today: Fool me one time,

    shame on you. Fool me two times, can't put the blame on you. Fool me three times- **** the peace sign, load the chopper let it rain on you. I had to chuckle. Haha
    Anemoneblande Anemoneblande
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    I've done all I can do,

    if she doesn't want to make this friendship work then good-bye to her. I'm tired of this teenage girl drama. I have my guy friends and they are all I'll ever need :) At least they aren't drama!!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    What You Give You Will Receive

    Friendship is a relationship among people.To have great friendship one must invest time,love and understanding.To bond a great friendship is to give unconditionally and not expecting anything in return.
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    11 Responses Sep 11, 2010
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    I don't give up on people,

    they give up on me, so trust me when I tell you I'm not going anywhere
    Vejay Vejay
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    I always feel like I put in more effort

    than any others :( I also second guess friendships alot :( I hate it :'(
    Wompy52 Wompy52
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    I have a friend (or maybe an ex friend)

    who has high expectations for me in our friendship. I, on the other, don't expect much. She would never and never done some of things she expects. Anyone else have a friend like that. Oh yeah she can be a B and is always beating around the bush. We do have a lot of fun.
    kfg4279 kfg4279
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    I'm a caring, giving person.

    If I care about you, I will give you all of my time. I'll be there for you when you're hurt. I'll talk to you when you just want to kill time. I ask questions, because I want to know more about you. I don't open my heart to many, but, when I do, I give everything I have. I've...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    Sometimes the most painful thing is

    when you know this but your "friend" does not. Ive been there too many times and it never gets easier.
    JessesGirl12813 JessesGirl12813
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Not only do I believe friendship is a two way

    street but friendship should ALWAYS be a two way street. When the efforts aren't reciprocated then there is no real friendship, it's as simple as that.
    TarikP TarikP
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2015
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