How would you rate a true friend?

United States
September 28, 2007 1:47pm CST
I always have thought myself to be a good friend. When I really think about it I am great when I have time, but I don't ever have time for friends. I would hope that I am still considered a good friend,but some picky people might say no. I work three jobs and barely have time for myself. I am at work right now! I just tend to let the phone ring and I rarely find time to call back. Does that make me bad? Keep in mind at this point I have not been off work in almost a month straight. I will return a quick text message of e-mail but I never feel like answering then phone.
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8 responses
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
Hi magiccookies.. First of all, welcome to myLot. That is okay. You do not have to blame yourself because you think that you are not a good friend. If you are having a hard time budgeting your time because you are working, why not tell them the truth. At some point, maybe your friends can understand you. But I suggest that you have to talk with them or chat with them if you have spare time so that your communication will still be continued. Have a nice day and God speed!
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@TTucker3 (147)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I have asked myself what a true friend is many times, and many times I have come up empty..I have had some best friends, and people I call acquaitences, but never someone that has stuck with my through the good an dthe bad. I don't like the phone, in fact I despise the phone!! It's a nuisance, and just wkaes me up when I'm sleeping, and bothers me when I just dont feel like talking. I have made efforts, and helped many people out, and been there fo rthem, even when i didnt agree with what they were doing, but the first time I run into trouble they are gone! I consider a true friend someone who knows when you've been gone for a few days, and even if they cant get a hold of you they find a way to make sure your o.k...Love and support matters a great deal..someone you can talk to when you need it..and most of all someone you can laugh with! I think we rate each other too much now a days, on what a friend is and what a friend is and we compare new friendships with old ones where we have been hurt..including myself!
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@men82in (1270)
• India
29 Sep 07
Irrespect of character true friend must be open hearted, straight forwarded, heartfelter towards love and dedecated person towards you personally.
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@bimal10p (1220)
• India
10 Oct 07
a true friend is one who will always there with me through out my happiness and my sorrow..one who will treat my problem as his and will help me too find a way to get over it..one who will always keep me happy whenever am with him..who gives more and expects less
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Wow! You poor person! I wouldn't judge you as a bad friend. My word! How on earth do you work 3 jobs?! I hope you get to rest sometimes -- it's easy to get burned out when you're working that much!
@tenchiwei (149)
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
well, true friends would stick no matter how seldom you'd see each other. If you don't feel like answering the phone, they'd understand.:) As long as they're real, they will accept you.:) I'm really a bad tempered person and one way I would know if a person is a true friend is when they don't take my moodiness against me. I'd even appreciate it when they tell me to my face what a sh*thead I am...makes me laugh.:) I'm pretty tight with my buds, I hope you're blessed with the same, too.:)
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
A true cannot be rated as they are too precious for a rate. I myself is guilty of not communicating regularly with my friends. But both of us are busy with are own work. But we make it to a point to send text message to each other when there's an occasion and when we think that it's been a while that we haven't communicate.
@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I would consider you a true friend. I *tired* true friend. Friendship is a two way street. If someone cannot understand that you need time for yourself, that isn't a very good friend.