A friend in need..................................................

United States
June 1, 2008 4:07am CST
They say that a friend in need is a friend indeed. Are your friends always true to you? have you ever been back stabbed by a so called best friend? Has a friend that you call your best friend kept all your secrets and was always there for you when needed? I have a friend whom I consider to be like a sister and we have been thru thick and thin together she is always there for me as I am always there for her. I don't think that there is anything that we don't know about each other. We have our moments sometimes but when needed she never fails me. But I just found out something about her that I have promised to take with me to the grave and I will, but it is bothering me and is very heavy on my mind and don't know what to do and how to go about making it right because if it gets out it will ruin her life. She knows that I know because she is the one that told me about it. I don't want her to get hurt she truly is a friend in needand a friend indeed
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5 responses
• Bahamas
1 Jun 08
I believe that saying to be true. I have friends that i consider very good friends, and one that i consider the best of all my friends. She has always been there for me and has never let me down, i can tell her my secrets and know that they are safe. I have also been betrayed by someone i considered to be one of my best friends at the time. I told her something that i did not share with anyone else and to my surprise she talked, i was very hurt by that and kept my distance from her after that. Although you are at a loss, in this situation the best thing to do is keep your friends secret. Like you said if it gets out she'll be hurt,you are already being a good friend by being her confidant, your hands may be tied as to what else you can do to help her. Just be there for her when she needs a shoulder to cry on.
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thank you for your response. I will keep her secret because she trusted me with it. and she knows that i am always there for her especially when in need.
• Bahamas
1 Jun 08
You're a good friend georgette, she's lucky to have you.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jun 08
That is a heavy burden to carry and I am glad that you are going to keep it secret. That means that you are definitely a true friend. As for myself, I have had a friend in HS that was untrue to me and would back stab me at every chance. She was like a leech in a way that when I tried to stop being friends with her she would lunge onto me and suck me dry if she so pleased. This created a problem between the two of us, and well eventually had me caving to be her friend not once, not twice but three times, if not more. I am unsure as to why she did this. Later I would see her at a grocery store she worked at and she would be mean to me. I wasn't sure why, as I don't believe I gave her any real reason too. I ended up later working with her at a restaurant and let me tell you that was an experience. I was always courteous to her, even if I didn't want to be. Hmm, as for my friends, I am unsure as to what to say about them. They are being very... dodgy I might say but that is really neither here or there for this topic. Thank you for making this discussion, and I hope that you get plenty of replies! Also, you really are a good friend if you vowed to keep this secret for her!
• United States
1 Jun 08
You know sometimes people just like to hang on and try to make you feel guilty so that you would be there friend. This girl that you are talking about seems to me that she has a problem and by latching on to you she she made you either feel guilty into being her friend or just had you give up and be her friend because you wanted her to stop what she was doing I think she has a problem and she should get help I hope that your roads don't meet anymore because friends like that you don't need. and good luck with your other friends. Thank you so much for your response.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I was being nice in my response to you when I was talking of this friend I had. I don't want to be rude or mis interpretive in any way when it comes to his friend. She was and is someone that I can't really explain. I don't think we will meet again as we both now live in two different counties. Thank you for your comment and I much appreciate it! :)
@shyama86 (73)
3 Jun 08
Well Iam glad to meet a true friend and happy that u are going to keep up ur promise.I am having many friends but only few are close to my heart.My close friends have never back bited me.They are really truthful to me and will be in future too.Your friend has trusted u and Iam sure that as a true friend u will keep up the promise forever.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Even though this secret is a very heavy secret on my mind I will keep it till my grave. But I wish she had never told it to me because it seems like she wanted or needed to let off some steam and have someone else know about this think that she is doing and believe me it is very heavy to carry. Thanks for your response.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
2 Jun 08
Indeed you are right. I have help a lot of people who had befriended me because they are in need. But i didn't consider them as the best. It is easy to find/look for a friend but it takes a while to truly keep them for very few would stay. Usually the best ones who would like you too are through thick and thin they will stay. It is difficult but you need to keep the best despite our busy lives. People come and go in our lives, most of them because they just need you. They are the friends in need. take care =)
• United States
3 Jun 08
thank you for your response
@schummi (925)
• India
2 Jun 08
i agree with you completely...we all know that friends are the ones whom we always think of when we are in trouble or happy .....so a true friend is the one who accepts both happily....
• United States
2 Jun 08
Yes and sometimes true friends are hard to come-by now a days. So thank god i have her as a true friend. Thank you for your response.