What makes a good friend?

What makes a good friend?
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We all love to spend time with people who make us feel good and we are likely to feel happier when we have good quality relationships with friends.  

Sometimes friendships come easily, other times they feel like hard work. Friendships change and they're not always perfect.

A good friend

  • will be there for you in good times and bad
  • won't judge you
  • will be loyal and respectful to you
  • will be fun to hang out with
  • will listen to you
  • will be easy to trust
  • will make you smile and laugh but also let you cry!

Sometimes friends need to tell you things that you may not like to hear - particularly if your safety - or that of someone close to you - is in danger.  It can be a really tough conversation but it can also make a massive difference.

Think about your friends and how they make you feel, and likewise how you make them feel.  Tell them why they're important to you!  A compliment goes a long way!