As life goes on we all have a change in friends. Over time people change and the people we used to be friends with may not be the same people we want in our lifes anymore. I'm sure we all can relate to having that one friend who we thought was friend that taught us a vauleable lesson or two. For me it was Corey Dancer, not only a boyfriend at the time but someone who I considered a best friend. The lessons Ive learned from the friendship with Corey was; to accept people for who they are or do not accept them at all and I learned the importance of self-worth.
Now what I mean by "Accept people for who they are or not at all" is that as humans we are sometimes try to get friends and family to behave as we do or hold the same vaules and priorities, especially if its something we feel strongly about. What we need to understand is that not everyone possesses the same qualities or has the same determination as we do. As I continued in a relationship with Corey, I realized how true this statement was. No matter how much I wanted Corey to change it was going to happen because he didnt want that change. So at that moment I had to either accept him or let him go.
Another lesson I learned from this friendship was the importance of self- worth. I couldn't tell you how many times I put the needs of others before my own. In this particular situation I pretty much lived for him. It did not matter what I had going on, if he called I answered. Now im not saying we shouldn't be there for our friends but I what I learned was you can't set your own life or priorities aside to always please someone else. You have to be your own friend before you can be friend of another. In the words of Sandra King, " For all those who longed to find a best friend and found it in them selves."
In the end, we can learn new things from many different situations even if they are bad. My worst best friend ended up teaching me to accept people for who they are and how important