Cultivate friendship for a lasting relationship


FRIENDSHIP is a relationship of mutual affection between people.
It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.
Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and philosophy.
Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.
Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of such bonds.
Such characteristics include affection; kindness, love, virtue, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, loyalty, generosity, forgiveness, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings to others and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.
Friendship is an essential aspect of relationship building block.
Many young people in a society today, including some parents, are taking friendship mistakenly or misunderstanding friendship. For instance, I brought my girlfriend home (but) this does not mean that I am a husband to a wife.
No! This shows how much I love her, treat her and care for one another. Many schools and institutions too are confusing friendship.
If I had a boyfriend or a girlfriend whom I love, asks me in times of need that I can help, such as for a biro, pencil and eraser, etc…
Figuratively saying “you scratch my back and I scratch your back”.
This has gotten me to a point, being matured and have a girlfriend or a boyfriend is much better than just turning older and getting married for a short period of time.
Many couples today are arguing and causing broken marriages due to short-term relationships.
They then burden their parents to look after their children or contribute to the rise in parentless children in the streets.
Therefore, make a wise choice in choosing a girlfriend or a boyfriend, maintain the relationship, understand one another, be faithful to each other, remain friends for more than a year until the time is right to tie the knot.

Shanty x Peetz, Forever,
9-Mile, Lae

One thought on “Cultivate friendship for a lasting relationship

  • Very true Indeed.
    Treat a boyfriend with brotherly love , I mean more of an open relationship to understand his personality better,then allow love to grow gradually as time goes by. Never be serious at the first instance. True love grows into maturity with time.True love displays itself in both parties having common interests and accepting each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

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