10 Things Your Best Friend Won’t Tell You – But Should

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

A true best friend is a rare and cherished person. Whether you are a man or woman, this person will share concern and not judge. Heart-to-heart talks are based on respect and sincerity.

Many of you have spouses who are your best friend. You are so fortunate! Others look to sisters, brothers, cousins, mothers, dads, and even grandparents for that coveted role. Still others call a non-family member a sister-friend or brother-friend. Whoever fills this position in your life is a person to cherish. We trust best friends. We care about them, and they care about us.

While the traits of treasured friendships may vary, I hope my best friend would tell me if I was guilty of the following 10 undesirable characteristics.

  1. Showing favoritism to a child or grandchild instead of treating each one equally
  2. Always saying yes no matter what is asked of me
  3. Neglecting my husband
  4. Texting and phoning during meals
  5. Believing her taste in clothes is the same as mine
  6. Sliding in my devotion and obedience to God
  7. Revealing something that was said to me in confidence
  8. Arriving late to every invitation
  9. Borrowing money and forgetting to repay
  10. Gossiping

What about you? Are there things about your best friend that bother you, but you’re hesitant to talk about them? Do you think you’re adding to the relationship or setting yourself up for a split in the friendship?



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Library Tip: Friendship is vital to every community. Do you show your patrons, young and old, the value of friendship?

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