Friends and Happiness

3 comments | January 28th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

Friends.  Sometimes they're the people who make it all worthwhile and sustain our happy, and sometimes, well, they just seem to hate on it.  Here's one reader's story:

i always try to be the best friend i can be to everyone i meet. i never back out of plans, or stand people up. i always call my friends to make plans, and i always attend events that my friends throw. you would think after putting so much effort into my friendships, i would receive the same treatment in return…after all didn't our moms teach us to "treat others as you wish to be treated…{end story}

This really resonated for us here @OOC HQ, because we too take the responsibilities of friendship really seriously, and like our writer, haven't always found our friends reciprocating.  And that can hurt.  A lot.  What kind of friend are you to yours?  What kind of friend are they to you?  When you think about what friends should mean to and do for each other….what comes to mind? Your friends ever disappoint you?


  • Ryan

    Posted on January 28, 2012

    I think you sound like a great friend. You may not be getting the treatment you deserve right now, but I think eventually you will. You will find people who appreciate AND reciprocate. Don’t give or or change what type of friend you are. I know it’s hard, but try to be patient.

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  • Me

    Posted on January 28, 2012

    I had the greatest BFF in HS. Totally had my back, totally trusted her, spent all my time with her. It was great. Then in college we had plans to take a semester off and travel together. She suddenly changed her mind. I didn’t have time to change my plans, so I was screwed. I was floored and SO upset! She had never let me down before, so it was a real sucker punch. We got past it, but it hurt. A lot.

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    • Eva@OOC

      Posted on January 28, 2012

      We hear you, Me. We all have been disappointed, but we all make mistakes too. As trite as it sounds, it can make relationships stronger. Did that happen with your friend? Thanks for sharing with us!

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