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Dewone Bennett is a Licensed Professional Counselor with two masters degrees and over 12 years of counseling experience. He currently has his own practice, Dewone Bennett Counseling in Dallas, TX. He believes that the key to mental and behavioral success is the ability to master self-awareness and emotional control.
The Importance Of Keeping And Maintaining Friends – Friendship
You want to have people you can be vulnerable with. You want to have people that can serve as a sound mind to pick. A friend that unconditionally loves you is the best bet! If you don’t have a great support system, will you ever be able to take any really risk in your life? We need friends to push us out of our comfort zone. Somebody who is constantly pushing you to be the best version of yourself is the kind of friend you want. The friendships you have are the people you chose, so hopefully you chose good people!
So much of life requires friends for happiness! There are so many factors around us that try to bring us down: politics, COVID, isolation and more, so make friends! Your friends keep you active. If you have at least one good friend, you will have someone to drag you out of bed and drag you to that concert. Your friends will help you be ambitions and strive for great things in life! Bernadette stresses the importance of having many aged friends. Having friends older than you are good for advice, but having younger friends is good to for new perspectives on topics! Friend mentorship gives you so much value!
Who Is Your Bestie?
There are a few factors for finding your bestie. Consistency is key. There are going to be times where your friends fail to meet your expectation. The person you call that you know will help you is likely your bestie. Are you allowed to be authentic with this person? Both people must be able to be their authentic self, so let loose! Reciprocity is important. In order to have a good friend, you need to be a good friend. Be an everything friend to your friends! Be a shoulder to cry on, a date to a concert, a companion.
We couldn’t have a conversation about friendship without talking about toxic friendships. Your friend may be toxic if there is always drama. If they always want to talk about themselves and never your problems, they may be toxic. If you have a friend that crosses your boundaries, you need to stand up to them. Dewone says the key to a good friendship is communicate, communicate, communicate! If you want to be a better friend to someone make sure you are consistent and loyal.
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