Do You have a best friend?

@Mare73 (1335)
United States
July 11, 2007 8:48am CST
Who would you consider your best friend and why? How long have you been friends? What do you feel are key elements to a real friendship?
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@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
i have 9 friends that i consider as my best friend. weve been together for 6 long years now. i just love being with them. i feel protected and at peace, carefree and happy. they are the people who really understands me and never leave me when i was at my worst.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I actually have a couple of ppl I consider "Best Friends"..One of them would be "Vt" who is my kids "auntie" in Ohio, another would be "Moma" (Mare you know her, for everyone else she is my gf in California)...another would be Shell whom I've known since we were itty bitty kids and another would be my "other man" now for the whys how longs etc Vt and my Other (they are brother and sister) I've known them for 11 yrs...she moved in next to me back in Canada, we became friends pretty quick and then she asked me if I'd write to her brother in prison, I did and we became fast friends...Why are they bfs to me? Because we are so alike in many ways, we love each other completely and unconditionally and we get along amazingly are supportive of each other even if it means tough love (which vt had to do to me when I was bad on the pipe) Moma - I've known her for about 7 yrs I think, almost....she is a riot! We just hit it off Shell - I very rarely talk to her and see her even less but we've grew up together and she means the wrold to me... What are the key elements...IMO compatiblity without a doubt...similar interests and tastes but different ones too and the acceptance of that...Trust is a huge factor...Being supportive in both good times and bad...Honesty sometimes even if its brutal honesty..Compassion....and no conditions on the friendship..
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
i accept my friends as they are i dont want them to change but the key ellement that they shud posses are first of all they shud be faithfull, honnest in friendship,be there in good and bad situations and no comments....
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
11 Jul 07
Not one, but I do have more than three best friends. One of them in my school and two at my college. We share all our good and bad things with each other. Two of these friends are friends of mine for more than 5 years now and the other one has been my friend for more than 8 years now. Only one friend stays at the same place with me and the other two stays at a different location. But still we do keep in touch with each other. It feels good whenever we can talk to each other and spend some with the others. The key element for me to be a good friend, is nothing but the complete TRUST. Any friendship without trust on the other one, will not last longer. Thats my personal opinion.
@truartiss (386)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I think every one has a best friend. Mine is Keisha. We been friends for about 4 years now. I go to her when I need any kind of advice and she there for me.
@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
11 Jul 07
My best friend is Josse, a girl I got to know in seventh grade. We were in the same class, but didn't get to know eachother properly until we started in the same local theatre group. We've been friends for...oh.. 8 years now. Time sure flies.. I think the key elements to a long lasting, real friendship is to accept eachother for what we are. Embrace the fact that we are a bit different, and take interest in eachothers hobbies. At the same time one should always give space, let the other one have secrets and trust that if your friend need help she or he will come to you.