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Ways to be an Ideal Friend

We have always heard of the famous proverb ‘A friend in need is a friend in deed'. But all we understand is almost nothing in terms of this simple yet complex relationship. Friendship is one of the most precious relationships and how to be an ideal friend is an equally important question when maintaining this relationship is concerned.

You tend to be friends with many around you. But you are not a real or an ideal friend to all of them. There are several answers to the question of how to be an ideal friend. All you need to do is, go through them and help yourself build a better relation with your dear friend.

Being an ideal friend is not an easy job. There are complexities, fights, misunderstandings, arguments and so on to bring your and your friend's spirit down. But an ideal friend is one who gets over all these little obstacles and stays by his/her friend under all circumstances.

  1. Be original: You need to be a real person in front of your friend to be an ideal friend. Being pretentious and fake does not work here. An ideal friend is one who is an honest being and never or seldom hides from his/her good friend.
  2. Accept them as they are and vice versa: You and your friend may not be perfect. We all have shortcomings in us. But accepting the person as they are only rewards an ideal friendship.
  3. Be a good listener: An ideal friend does not give sermons every time. He/She listens to every word of yours carefully and guides you. Being a good listener is an art as it requires your attention and care towards your dear friend.
  4. Always there for you: No matter what happens, if a friend is always by your side, such a friend is indeed an ideal friend. It's the same for you. You are an ideal friend, if under all circumstances you are there for your friend.
  5. Dependable: You as a friend need to be a dependable so that your friend can trust and tell you all. Your friend on the other hand also needs to be dependable so that you can trust him/her.
  6. Give Space: Try not to be a pest to your friend. You must certainly give space to your friend so that the relationship blossoms in its own way.
  7. Never loose touch: You must always be in touch with your friend. There may be times when he/she cannot express all to you. In such a case being in touch helps. As an ideal friend you get to know all even before the person personally expresses it to you.

Some amazing ideal friend movies to watch:

Some of the great movies which are made on the theme of ideal friendship are:

  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Rain Man
  • E.T
  • An Intimate Friendship
  • Clueless
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Circle of Friends
  • Dumb and Dumberer, etc

These and many more such friendship themed movies can be checked out by you and your friend. They too talk about how to be an ideal friend with different stories. At times ideal friendships between two opposite sexes convert into a life long relationship with love in between the two. Ideal friends are not hard to find. With all the above traits already present in you, it's not difficult for you to answer the question of how to be an ideal friend anymore.


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