By Shaun Bowen Speech 103
Relationships with Friends
I chose chapter eleven for the simple fact that everyone has a relationship with their friends. Me personally I have had many weird relationships with my friends. For example, I have a friend who has a problem with lying. This problem kind of causes us to be distant. Relationships with friends seem to differ depending on the person and how they were brought up. In the book it stated that, “ Friendship is an important source of emotional security and self-esteem” (Rawlins, 1992). This really stood out to me, because I never really thought about having a friend for that reason. When I put it together I come to reality and notice that my friend actually helps me with my problems. Friendship is very important I feel that a friend makes life so much easier. Most good friends are their for their friends. Me I have a couple of Best Friends. Actually my cousin is also one of my best friends for the simple fact I can talk to him about anything and also we grew up around each other. One definition that stood out to me was the way best friend was defined. It was defined as, “ people with whom you exchange deeply personal information and emotional support, share many interest and activities, and around whom you feel comfortable and at ease” (Parks and Floyd, 1996). Learning about best friends actually taught me how to be more appreciative of a best friend. Another topic that really stood out to me was the “maintaining a friendship”. This is a very important topic, because many people do not know how to maintain a friendship. Though I have been through stressful altercations; I have done a pretty good job maintaining a friendship...
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