I feel it has been difficult for me to make friends because I expect so much out of people. Traits such as kindness, honesty, understanding, empathy, a good listener, not a gossiper and loving is what I expect because I too posess these qualities. I have been let down by so many people whom I have been there for but when I needed them they were no where to be found. For instance, at this very moment I just returned home from dropping off a friend who asked me to pick them up in another town 30 minutes away from where I live. This friend wanted to get away for a few days from their spouse. Only hours later got upset because my son was messing with the radio they were trying to listen to and said, rudely "I want to go home". So what did I do, that's right, drove them all the way back at 10 pm at night with three kids. I sat there, listened to this friends problems without judgment, let them drink all my beer, drove'em to the store as well. I have lent this same person money and never got it back, helped them move and let live with me at one point in time. Today, I decided to ask for gas money for the trip and was handed $5 bucks. Is that right?? Now, my daughter is telling me that this so called friend grabbed my 3 year old son by the back of the neck and pushed him down!!! Wait a minute I think I'm gonna call this so called friend and give them a piece of my mind and there will be no more friendship.