Friendship is a two way street. If it is not fed from both sides, it will a trophy.

“Why do i always have to make the phone calls? How come you never call me?” this kind of complaint is a bad omen. corrosion has set in, because there is no real exchange. we have to have time plead a multitude of demands on our important are those “demands”? If a friendship is to thrive, we have to face this question because a friendship cannot survive neglect. Write that letter, make the phone call, stop for a visit even if it isn’t your turn. Being available means to  listen not only what our friend is saying but what he/she is not saying or trying to say or cannot. Sometimes we are unavailable because we are afraid of getting hurt. So  we withdrawn to our tower, fill the moat, and pull up the drawbridge. This fear is there but we have to cope with it we have to be willing to suffer the agony of opening to others. We have to let down the bridge, open the gate. Soon we will discover that people will treat us gently. We have to risk it. More than anything we have to realize we cannot drain the cup of friendship, taking all. We can get of care, attention and concern without doing our share to refill the cup………………………

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