Keys to being a good friend

Friends are our accomplices and with them we spend unforgettable moments, that's why it is important to know how to choose people who share our life in a healthy way, psychologist Gabriela Silva . However, do you know how to be a good friend?

"A true friend loves you, respects you and accepts you as you are," he explains. specialist of the Patient Assistance Clinic of the Psychoanalytic Society of Mexico (SPM)

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , Gabriela Silva explains that in a relationship of friendship there must always be acceptance, listening, trust, honesty and company in each of the people that make it up.


Keys to being a good friend

The psychologist of the SPM states that to foster a true and lasting friendship you must "learn from the wisdom of others, to share and to feel companionship in life".

"Friends are a great company, they help us not to feel alone, to see life in a positive way, with hope and optimism, as well as to make sense of your life", highlights Gabriela Silva.

To be a true friend you must see for others, always keep these criteria in mind for a true friendship. "If I accept, I respect, I listen, they can trust me, I'm honest and I'm a good company, so I'm a good friend," says the psychologist.

However, there are friendships that can be harmful if you do not have the clarity to know how to choose. It is important that you stay away from people with whom you do not feel comfortable, who criticize you, who do not tolerate differences of opinion and who do not contribute valuable things to your life.

During the different stages of a person's development, friendships change, that is, they have relationships that last only a few moments, others that last from childhood or throughout life.

However, "a friendship is not based on duration, that is not important, what is really important is that this relationship is reflected in our memory and in our hearts," adds psychologist Gabriela Silva.

Video Medicine: What makes a good friend? (November 2022).