Types of Friendships You Should Appreciate (Told by the Parent Trap)

There are so many different friendships and we all have such different relationships with the friends we have... but here are a few that you should take the time to reflect on! 

 

1. The one who you've known their (and your) whole life... these people have seen you through all the awkward phases and truly saw you grow up. It really is such an honor to see someone you love so dearly grow up and into who they are now! They usually can tell you the truth as it is, give good advice, make you laugh about the past, embarrass you about things you've done in the past (THAT kid... from THAT summer... *cue the blushing*). They really know who you are and sometimes you need them when you make decisions because they will let you snap back into your senses without being too harsh. These are your soul sisters for real... sometimes you might even end up doing the same things and wearing similar things without intending on doing so! 

2. The friend who always reached out at the right times. There are some people who you are definitely friends with, but don't contact all the time. But when you do, it's like you just pick off where you left off and catch each other up on life. You are comfortable talking to them, and enjoy hearing about them but sometimes there's just so much that happens over a month or two that it's hard to really catch up. There's a fine line between reaching out, catching up, and treating friendships like a box that you check off and "check them off" when you reach out once. These friendships can be totally fine but always stand your ground and share what you want, listen to them, share what you're going through because friendship is a two way street! 

3. The bossy one who will annoy you but you know that it's because they love you. Sometimes, you need a firm push or someone to tell you to quit it... and we should appreciate these people a lot...but there is also a fine line between being disrespectful or rude/crossing boundaries by commenting too much and actually being firm and looking out for you. These people are the best, the bold ones who can tell you how it is... but it's not easy to always take all their comments. Sometimes, it can be smart to keep them at arms length if they keep pestering you with their comments and unwarranted opinions (and it's totally okay to do this because you need to take care of yourself first!) Always know that you are the one in control of your own life and while they can give valid advice, you can still stand up for yourself while being your own person. 

4. The one you tell everything to... these people are 1000% angels sent from above because we all have crazy moments and need someone to just unload to. They're always open to talk whenever you need! These people are just so sweet and understanding and will let you say anything (even if its absolutely ridiculous or really terrible). SO cathartic to talk to people who you can trust to completely let your guard down and talk to about anything. They just get you... and these people are also soul sisters... they just know how you feel and let you talk about it as much as you want anyway. PLEASE remember to thank these people, and to ask if they need anything because sometimes these people need to rant too!!! (it takes two for friendships so just remember that!) 

5. The one you haven't known for too long but you guys just click and you know that you'll be best friends soon and remain friends for a long time. *no explanation....we all have friends like this and we need to appreciate them everyday!* 

 

 

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