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Our life is full of many types of relationships from casual to serious, short-term to long-term depending upon our life circumstances. Whatever the type of friendship, it encourages our personal growth in many different ways. A true friend can be a treasure for life and has been described as

“one who walks in when others walk out.”

These are the friends who are with you through the good times and bad. They encompass the qualities of camaraderie and mutual trust as well as the ability to see your good points despite your failures. While you may only have a few true friends, they are essential for your personal well-being and growth.

They are the ones who will tell you the truth about you and help you become your best. Perhaps the greatest example of true friendship is found the trilogy of movies “Lord of the Rings.”

Check the sites below and find out how other teens view friendships.

What it means to be a friend
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/friend_comments.html

Coping with cliques
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/cliques.html