Good friends are one of the most valuable things in life.
Friendships change as we go through life, but there’s also different types of friendships to be had, each one valuable in their own special way.
From family friends, to school friends, here are the 7 types of friends everyone needs in life…
The OG Friend
They’ve been with you since practically the day you were born and are either family or the children of your parents close friends, so they may as well be family.
They know your history, your ups, your downs, your family drama; basically you never need to explain or recap your life because they been knew.
The Friend you can go an age without seeing, but nothing changes
This is a very special type of friends and if you have one of them, never let them go.
It’s great to have friends that you see everyday like in school or college, but as you move through life it’s not always possible to be with friends all time. But having a friend who you can go ages without seeing, but when you get together again it’s like no time has passed whatsoever and you immediately fall into that familiar feeling is the best.
Although school friendships can be fraught at times (the drama of secondary school!), there really is nothing like being sat around at lunchtime gossiping and laughing with your school friends.
Going to college really does cast the net out in your friendship group. Chances are you’ll make friends with people from different parts of the country and with different backgrounds. You’ll learn so much from these friendships!
Ah the BFF, sometimes it can feel like the most illusive friendship. It can be hard to find someone who you connect with on the level required to grant someone a “best friend” status in life. We’d personally take one best friend over a big group of friends any day.
Wisdom comes with age, which is why it’s always good to have the friendship of someone older.
This can be your Mam, Granny, aunt, neighbour…anyone really.
Not only are they great at giving advise, it’s always so much fun to talk to them about life in general “before your time” and learn from them.
“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”
— Diane Von Furstenberg
One of the most important friendships you can have is with yourself. We’re often so hard on ourselves and constantly criticise everything we do internally. But if you wouldn’t say it to your real friend, you shouldn’t say it to yourself. Which is why you should treat yourself like your BFF and be kinder and more patient with yourself.
It’s also incredibly difficult to have a heathy relationship with some else without loving yourself first. A bit of a cliche, but so very true. All friendships and relationships take time and investment to grow, so make sure you give yourself the love you deserve.
When it comes to friendships you should always focus on quality over quantity. Follower numbers on Instagram don’t matter, having good friends does.
And also, don’t put pressure on yourself to have your tribe of friends right now. You still have so many people to meet as you go through, school, college and life. The best friendships are yet to come…