4 things loyal friends will always do!
Friendship is something we all crave and true friendship offers a host of emotional and physical benefits; however, not all friendships are created equal. We have all heard to value quality over quantity and that certainly applies to friendships. Here are 4 things loyal friends will always do. How do your friends measure up and how do you rank on these areas of friendship loyalty?
1. LOYAL FRIENDS WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH. It's tough hearing the truth sometimes, especially when it is NOT what we want to hear. Even when it means for an awkward or difficult conversation, a loyal friend will be honest with you and tell you what you really need to hear so that you may process the information in a safe and supportive environment, rather than being blindsided and hearing it elsewhere. 2. LOYAL FRIENDS CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSES. We all love to share when something exciting happens in our life...an engagement, a new baby, a job promotion...a loyal friend will be honestly happy and excited right along with you and will never view your accomplishments as competition. 3. LOYAL FRIENDS WILL MAKE TIME FOR YOU. We are all busy these days and pulled in a hundred different directions. If you are not mindful, it is easy to lose contact and drift apart. Loyal friends make time in their lives for what is important to them and that includes you! A loyal friend will make sure that your connection stays strong and intact by making time for you and actually scheduling get togethers, rather than just talking about it. 4. LOYAL FRIENDS UNDERSTAND FRIENDSHIP IS GIVE AND TAKE. Friendship is a two way street and people feel loved and cared about when what they offer in a relationship is reciprocated. Loyal friends understand that sometimes the conversation will be all about them and other days all about you. A loyal friend will take the time to listen and be there for you even when they're not getting anything in return at the moment.
About the author:
Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC is a relationship coach and professional matchmaker and founder and owner of Spark Matchmaking & Relationship Coaching, LLC. Her mission to help people connect and maintain healthy, satisfying relationships using mindfulness and intentional love. She lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and 4 furry children.
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