What is a true friend?

Monday Q of the Wk. Here’s how it works: Each Monday I ask a thought provoking question about life and language.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all read everyone’s answers!  It’s been a lot of fun getting to know my readers and their readers and so on and so on.  This is a great time to connect with others but it’s also a fun way to build your writing and communication skills.   Grab your teens! This week’s question: What does it mean to be a true friend? This Thursday's Talk Talk Show on the Communication Comedy Network is about true friendship. Friendship, or any relationship for that matter, is built over some period of time through communication. What is a true friend? Is it someone who shares only the good things with you? Is it someone who only tells you what you want to hear? Is it someone who is supportive when she has time? Or is a true friend someone who may have to share things you don't want to hear? Is a true friend one who will support you even if it isn't convenient for her? Is a real friend someone who will not take you for granted? What do you think a true friend is and how does he or she share that with you? What is a true friend? You can post your answers here or post this question on YOUR blog and come back here to link your blog post so all of us can read about you and YOUR readers’ answers! If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences about friendship with my listeners, I would LOVE to have you on the show live on Thursday 8am PST/11am EST!  If you cannot make it live, you can post here and I will share your thoughts on the air with my listeners as I have time.  The show is archived as an audio directly following the live broadcast so you can listen in at your convenience.


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  • Leslie Valeska

    This is an interestingly simple question. I haven’t participated in this yet, but I think I am going to start with this one. :0)

  • Tammy

    A true friend is someone who will be honest with you, even if what they are saying is not what you want to hear, because they love you and want the best for you.

  • cindy holman

    Great question, JoJo. One of my favorite blog topics – I talk about it quite a lot – because once you’ve been burned a couple of times in your life by what you thought WAS a true friend – you learn to choose much more carefully who to confide in and share your heart with. I have many friends today – just got out of a really bad hurt about 8 months ago with someone I thought was a true friend. It has been a healing process for me. A true friend has your back – will not betray you – and loves you unconditionally.

  • Stephanie

    There are a good many things that a true friend is, but I can name a few. They love at all times. (Proverbs) They don’t just tell you what you want to hear, but speak the truth in love. They easily forgive when mistakes are made. They’ll drop what they’re doing to help you when you need help.

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