Money and friendship

India
December 28, 2007 1:39am CST
Friends are there to be with you and support you emotionally and in many other ways..One thing which has been observed often is when monetary things come in between friendship it gets affected..Do agree with this if yes then share your experiences if no then why
4 responses
@shak143 (1280)
• India
28 Dec 07
Its true that money will seperate 2 friends not only friends but even blood relations also.Friendship majorly build on belife and likes and dislikes.any one will lend money to some because of belife that they will return it or they will also help them in future but if they wont get obviously seperated. Every time i will help my friends and expect the same from them and if they wont also no problem but one fellow is there who said that i will return your money soon but he didnt i have given so many chances.but when there is no money with me for food also he didnt given me the money instead that he went for party with his friends since then no talks with him.
• India
28 Dec 07
My question is simple is money so important that for some odd reason if your friend cant repay then you will end the friendship
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Dec 07
Yes, money spoils the innocence of friendship, I agree. I feel, any thing give and take spoils the beauty of friendship. True friends never expect anything from each other, beside emotional support. Friend are for emotional support anywhere, anytime. It's not at all about material!
• India
28 Dec 07
Bang on target
@tredix (36)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I have found that lending or borrowing money from friends can and often does put strain on the friendship. This can happen especially if the friend does not have the most credible payback history. I have a general rule of thumb in this situation I only lend what I can afford to lose or be without. In my mind once I give it to them, it is gone, if they pay it back it's a pleasant surprise.
• India
28 Dec 07
Hi Indianprince, What you said is absolutely correct.When the monetary topic come in between friendship it gets affected.Let us be frank that even we too behave like that. Because most of the friends we will have of our own status. It is not that they wanted to run away because you asked money, it is because they are also in the same position and they were not in a position to help you.Unable to tell this they will hide from you. Keep in mind that under any circumstances we should not ask money from friends(because we do not know under what situation he was at that time), even if any friend is coming forward by him self(with out you asking) to help you monetarily, please do not acccept. This will keep your friendship in a strong position. Good Luck.