From a young age most people have grown up making friends and having that
best friend. Through out most peoples lives they will have friends and best friends. Is a
friend just a friend or do people have a relationship with friends which is differs from a
relationship with best friends?
There is a difference between the friendships which men and women have. Most
men while growing up have been conditioned to avoid openness to others. Since most
men are not as open to each other as women are to each other there friendships suffer and
do not develop or get close like women's friendships do. Men's relationships with friends
primarily revolve around activities, while women's revolve around closeness.
Friendship is something which is comfortable and relaxed. A friend is more of a
casual relationship than of one with your best friend. Casual friends are: someone you go
to school with, go to the coffee shop once a week, play golf with, go shopping, hand out
with on occasion. Friends are able to meet each others needs. Casual friendships with
time can also become best friends, just from talking and listening to each other. Friendship
requires loyalty and equality to continue.
Judith Viorst talks about friendships women have in "Friends, Good Friends-and
Such Good Friends" and a quote she writes which is relevant to the relationship people
have with a best friend, says "they totally love and support and trust each other, and bare
to each other the secrets of their souls, and run-no questions asked-to help each other, tell
harsh truths to each other when harsh truths must be told." Best friends are some you can
open up to share personal information with. Best friends help each other when they are in
need. A best friend is some you spend most of your time with and share lives adventures.
The relationship between casual friends and best friends are different. Peoples
personality and the way they act around them changes.... [continues]
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