Your real friends are the people who call you out on your bulls**t. They don’t do it because they are trying to one-up you or make you feel lousy. They do it because you need to hear it, especially if you’re on a negative path. They tell you the truth about yourself in a way that slaps you in the face. It’s a painful slap, but you needed it.
Your real friends are the people who are there when it counts. They are there when you’re at your absolute worst and you need someone to pick you up off the floor where you’ve been laying because you’ve felt like you can’t get up on your own. They are there when you are sick, when you are heart-broken, when you feel unwanted or hated or like everything is just going wrong. Your real friends are there, by your side, holding you up or following right behind you in case you fall.
Your real friends are the ones who deal with you even when you’re not so lovable. They know that’s when you need it the most. They love you despite the pain in the a** you’re being. They defend you when no one else will and they stand up for you even when they’re the only ones doing it. Your real friends give you a break when you need it.
Your real friends are the people you may not see in years and yet when you meet up with them, you pick up right where you left off. Your real friends are the people who accept that you aren’t perfect. Your real friends bother you even when you’ve told them to leave you alone, because they know deep inside, you still want them to show they care.
Your real friends are the ones who would be difficult to forget because they are hard to make in the first place. You would be heartbroken if the friendship ended. You know this because you’ve been through so much with them. You’ve seen each other laugh and cry, and together you’ve built a special bond that has contributed to making you the person you are today. And for them, you are eternally grateful.