A friend as a family

@skye86 (57)
India
August 19, 2009 6:22am CST
Can friends become like family overtime? They can visit you anytime or call you up for no reason but to check on you? Have you ever been through such a transformation or have any of your friend become so essential to your life? Please share.
9 responses
@lisell12 (21)
21 Aug 09
My father and mother,were best friends with this married couple who were my parents best friends, so I grew up with their children. The youngest girl and I have been friends all our lives. We are both married now she has a little boy, and I have two dogs,Our Husbands get along great,her husband parents, call us family, We all get together for everything,birthdays,Christmas,New Years,and every other holidays family share.(my friend) who I call my cousin, we have this real close connection, where if something is wrong,,with one of us and we need each other, we both get this very strong feeling to call the other,,and to this day,neither of us have been wrong,, about that feeling. WE have been their for each other in good times and in bad,,when you know the worst cannot be avoided,it is always a great feeling to know you have someone to count on,,no matter what, no questions asked, just there because they know they are needed. So my answer is YES, and sometimes,friends make better family then you true family.
@skye86 (57)
• India
22 Aug 09
It truly is great thing to know that you have someone to count on. I am glad for you.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
19 Aug 09
i have friends like this, we're like family and our kids call us aunt, uncle.
@skye86 (57)
• India
20 Aug 09
That's cute!
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
19 Aug 09
My best friend is like family. I am acually closer to her than to other members of my family. We talk and she and I visit all the time. I see other people that don't seem to have that kind of relationship with other people that I have with my best friend and feel bad for them.
@skye86 (57)
• India
20 Aug 09
you are lucky to have someone like that. I wish I could be like that for someone.
@med889 (5958)
19 Aug 09
I have a friend like this, she calls me just to ask how I am doing and if she can come to say hello and everytime I need her she is always present so I call her like a family member as she is no less than that.
@skye86 (57)
• India
19 Aug 09
I am glad for you. Sometimes friends are closer to us than family.
• China
19 Aug 09
hello skye86,i think friends can become like family overtime.my friends alway care for me.and i get on well with them
@skye86 (57)
• India
19 Aug 09
Thanks for your thought.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Aug 09
Hi skye, absolutely friends can become like family and in some instances out here do end up becoming family as the word family incorporates more than just blood links or marriage links. My son has a godmother and I didn't realise that we are now not only considered part of the family but also have stamped papers to say that we are, amazing but true. But the family link does not stop there, the godmothers husband's family are also part of this new extended family and it is now our expected duty to attend family meals. I can also be introduced to a stranger as part of the family as I have a special title within the family. I certainly took on more than I realised but it's a good feeling as my actual family here is just two of us.
@skye86 (57)
• India
19 Aug 09
Very nice to hear about your extended family. You must have a big heart.
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
There are actually many kinds of friends a person could have. There are friends who are just available when you need someone to talk to; there are some who are always there whether you're happy or sad; there are also some who actually love you but are just really too busy to be with you all the time. But the most wonderful friend a person could have is the one who really find time to be with you even if you don't need them or their company. They just want to see you or sit beside you or they are just happy and contented when you're around. This is possible. Well I've never experienced (yet) such kind of relationship but i have known some people who have this kind of friend. I have a friend named aiza. She has a best friend, actually her best friend is a guy. This guy is really like a family to her. They live far from each other (but not too far) but their distance has never been a distraction to their relationship. They even go together to school even if they dont have the same class schedule. They are not boyfriends..perhaps they just like each others company. A friend can become so essential to somebody's life. A friend can be a family 24/7. It's possible.^_^ -angie-
• United States
20 Aug 09
Many of true blood family members aren't necessarily "essential" in my life, matter of fact I lean on my friends more often than my family sometimes. In answer to your question, two of my best friends are themselves sisters and I am like the third sister. They are both like sisters to me and they say the same about me.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
To me, a friend is a friend. They can be close to your family, they could have meals, go on some outings with every one. However, you have to draw a line. Though your friend is close to your family, they should not be involved in matters that relate to family issues like making decisions.