. In fact, all you need to do is read my post below and ask yourself whether they will do the three things discussed? If the answer is yes, then you genuinely do have a BFF that you should hold onto with both hands, and you are truly blessed.
Listen to your problems.
One thing that you will want your BFF to be able to do is listen to your problems. Now, I don’t mean that they necessarily have to take part in a pity party with you, although a little empathy is always nice.
However, lending an ear when you’ve had a bad day, got passed over for a promotion, or are having relationship troubles is pretty essential. In fact, having a BFF with whom we can talk these things through can help us to get a much better sense of perspective as well. Something that, in turn, puts us in a stronger position to deal effectively with the challenges life throws at us!
Help you out of sticky situations.
Often the real test of a BFF is if they are willing to drop what they are doing and help you out of a sticky situation. After all, life doesn’t always go the way we plan it, and you can easily end up on the side of the highway with a broken-down car, needing a friend to come out with a jack and spare tire.
A good BFF will also come over with a quart of ice cream and plenty of tissues when we are struggling through a tough breakup as well. Sometimes we can even find ourselves in trouble with the law, which means we will need our BBF to communicate with a Bail Bonds company on our behalf. If we want to get out and fighting our case as quickly as possible, that is!
Support your decisions.
BFFs also need to support your decisions, even if they don’t agree with them. In fact, it’s totally OK if they don’t agree with the choices you make because you are two totally separate people with different perspectives. In fact, if you did the same things all the time, then that would be pretty weird.
However, what you need from your BFF is enough trust for them to be able to respect your decision and your agency as a person to make it. Even if it’s not what they would make for you or yourself.
Of course, this goes both ways, and that means you have to provide a space where your BFF can be totally honest with you and not suffer any judgment either. Something that will only serve to help keep your friendship strong over the long term.