Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association, and has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of such bonds.
Such characteristics include affection, kindness, love, virtue, sympathy, empathy, honesty, loyalty, generosity, forgiveness, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings to others, and make mistakes without fear of judgement from the friend. Friendship is an essential aspect of relationship building skills.
I have been thinking a lot about friendship lately. “Good friends care for each other, close friends understand each other, but TRUE FRIENDS stay forever, beyond words, beyond distance, beyond time!” Many of us have friends in our lives over the years. Some friends we make as children and then lose contact as we grow older. Other friends we make as adults and stay in touch with as long as we are in close proximity to and it is convenient to keep in touch but then over time one moves away or busy schedules slowly pull us apart and we start to lose touch.
They see us at our worst. When we have broken down and are lying on the floor without a hope in the world. They know when to allow us to break down. To cry. To let it all out. And they know when to set us straight. To deliver us some hard truths that only these true friendships are capable of. Delivering truths knowing that the words will not sting but that they will be felt with the best intentions of kindness, love and reality.
Only our truest friends know us to the core, the inner worries, the films and books that will bring us to tears of laughter. Only lifelong friends from young know the ‘whole’ us, events at school, childhood, teenage years that are so instrumental in forming the person of today.
The understanding of friendship in children tends to be more heavily focused on areas such as common activities, physical proximity, and shared expectations. In adolescence, friendships become “more giving, sharing, frank, supportive, and spontaneous. Relationships begin to maintain a focus on shared values, loyalty, and common interests, rather than physical concerns like proximity and access to play things that more characterise childhood.
If you and your best friend don’t live near to each other, one of the things you miss most is those intimate talks. Remind your BFF she’s the one every day y gifting photo collage frame of 23 photos.
You can also gift Motivational Framed for your friend to get motivated and work enthusiastically and confidently. Let your home or office send out positive vibes and show your attitude. Your wall posters will add meaning to your office and home by spreading positive energy in you, your family or employees.