Throughout life, friendships between people are made or broken. With research, we have learned that there are certain reasons why people grow apart from one another or stay best of friends for a lifetime. Certain events happen in people’s lives that might affect a friendship. Between drugs/ alcohol or other bad decisions, people grow apart because they do not want to be involved with individuals making bad choices. They may try to help fix those choices, but once they have reached a certain point that the assistance doesn’t work, they begin to slowly grow apart. On the other hand, friends may become closer by experiencing a bond or a special event together. Their presence of one another is genuine and they both have a special connection.
There are other factors that affect the formation of friendships besides connecting and choices friends make. Physical appearance has a role in starting friendships. Also, having similar interests and personalities creates friendships. There is a lot that you don’t think of that causes people to become friends. People can also have certain categories of friendships; Acquaintance, Mentor, Online Friend, Friend, Good Friend, and Best Friend. All of these categories relate to individuals in our lives. Whether it’s the kid you say “Hi” to in the hallway, to your best friend that you spend a lot of time with, they have a certain involvement in your life. As you may know, only time can tell whether a friendship lasts or not.