What do expect from a friend ?

Philippines
March 16, 2013 10:35pm CST
Some say a friend is somebody who is there to help on times you badly needed or somebody who can be trusted. For me I don't expect anything from a friend I just want her/him to be there and be happy chatting with me and be honest of what she /he is telling to me. I don't expect for what if at the time I need help she is not around or if not she too can do nothing, would I be angry?
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 13
Love, respect and loyalty. Someone who understands. A favorite saying about friendship: A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of ones heart, chaff and grain together knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
That's it what I mean it's friendship in the making. With that kind of friendship then you must be really friendly.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 13
No, I'm not really friendly at all. I am very chosey as to who I let in and I don't share much with people. Not social either. I was recently betrayed and this makes me even less friendly. A friend of 35 years. Still doesn't make sense.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
17 Mar 13
too much expectations will most of the time lead to frustrations, so I personally, do not expect anything from my friends. It's better for me that if I will be the one to help. Its okay for me to see them happy. Have a great day!
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
With what you say ca I be your real friend in life.
@srisahara (4147)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 13
Yes, you are right, I also never expect anything from a friend, I am happy when she or he willing to hear what I want to share, i t is enough for me, because sharing is the best way to reduce my load if I have something to share. I believe my friend also have some problems in his life, so i never disturb him or her with my problem, I'll try to to solve my problem on myself.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
What a nice principle for that indeed you really care for a friend.
• India
17 Mar 13
It all depends on what friends means for us? If we have friends just accept them as a friend, then I do not think any reason to be angry on them in the time that we need them but if we make friendship to run our purpose and in need of help we make friendship then, some people have right to get angry. it is all depends on why we make friendship. for me, friend is a friend, to have some good moments with them. I love those who are honest and we can trust them anyway.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Yes in absent of honesty and trust then there will be no friendship.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 13
I treasure friendships. Friends are the pillars of a meaningful journey on earth. We need friends to cheer us when we are down and share our joys when we are at our peak of success.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Yeah for it is true to ay no man is an Island we always need someone to be with especially in our hard times.
@marguicha (103725)
• Chile
17 Mar 13
I expect loyalty and caring. I know friends are very important when it is time to cry. I am blessed to have such friends and we are there for the other.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
So i will pray for the two of you to be always happy.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
17 Mar 13
I will feel heavy burden from other people's expect, sometimes the burden makes me uncomfortable. So I try not to expect other people, even they are my family members and friends. So communicating in a light environment can help keeping good relationship. The one you can effect control is yourself not other people, expect too much from other people can make you disappoint with most things in your life.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Yes too much expectation is not good sometimes it will ruin good relations.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
We have the same sentiments. Although maybe in desperate times, I would really want my friend to be really have time for me. But that never happened. As I try to be calm if I am troubled. Having a friend would make me feel relieved whenever I would like somebody to talk to. But I do understand that I should not expect my friend to be coming to me coz she/they also have their own problems to take care of.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Your really understanding and for that I believe you lived a happy life up there.
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
17 Mar 13
I don't expect too much from other people,friend is indeed important and can share lot of things with us,when we are in trouble and they will treat it as their own matter.That would be enough,so just ask yourself what's the feeling for your friend and to feel at ease is the number one to think.Good luck.
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
And for sure you will feel comfortable for you will be at your but with someone to share with a friend.
@Janurmas (645)
• Indonesia
19 Mar 13
For me, a good friend is a friend that respect each other, and have mutual interests.
@else22 (4319)
• India
18 Mar 13
All I expect from a friend is honesty.He should be an honest friend of mine.I mean,a friend in true sense of the term.You know the famous adage,'A friend in need is a friend indeed,',but I don't expect my friend to help me financially.If we can talk with each other freely,if he can respect my views on different issues even if having a view of his own,I would be extremely happy with him.
• China
18 Mar 13
Actually I can not agree with you any more,as for me,I never expect I can get many help from my friends when I really in need,usually I think that the one who should face the reality is myself,but anyway,if my friends come to me and help me out,I will really appreciate this.
@cherigucchi (4893)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
We should not expect much from a friend because they also have their own life to live. We cannot expect them to run to our side anytime we need them. Just the same thing, our friends cannot also do the same thing because there are moments that we are also caught in the middle of our own life's drama.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Being honest and good I expect from my friend. Coz for me a friend is not only a friend but like a sister. I treated a friend as one of my family,
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Mar 13
Hi, You are right. Friendship improves our happiness by doubling of our joy and dividing of our grief. Friendship is sharing openly, laughing often, trusting always, caring deeply. A road to a friend's house is never long. We should not be angry when we need help from friend and he is not available or he says no to us. Because we should understand him. He may have some problem or some genuine reason for not coming. There should be better understanding between true friends.
• Indonesia
17 Mar 13
Yes, I know. Honesty in friendship is the most important thing. Friends also sometimes has problems of their own or their own affairs. So we can not expect them were always there when we need it. But if they can be there when we need to talk then it'll be very good and nice.
• United States
17 Mar 13
I respect this and feel the very same way. Honesty is the best policy.