To many people, their friends are the most important thing in their life. Really good friends share the good times and the bad times, help me when I´ve got problems, never judge my and never turn their backs on me. My best friend may be someone I´ve known all our life, someone I´ve grown up with and been through lots of ups and downs with. There are all sorts of things which can make a new relationship. It may be enjoying the same activities, having the same outlook or sharing similiar experiences. Most of us have met someone that we have immediately felt relaxed with. But ussually it really does take years to get to know someone well enough to consider them your ´best friend´.
To the majority of us this is someone we trust completely and who understands us better than anyone else. It´s the person you can turn to for impartial advice and a shoulder to cry on when your life lets you down. It isn´t important what time or what day is it, your best friend will drop everything and put you first. No relationship is more important than the one with your best friend.
It will probably be your best friend you go to help. Perhaps your parents are being too heavy-handed: may be you are not happy at school or at work.
All sorts of things can come between friends. One of us may leave the area and I simply lose the touch. But sometimes other relationships can conflict with my friendship and cause powerful emotions.
Even my best friend may get jealous if he or she feel pushed out by my girlfriend or boyfriend. But it is important to make his or her feel valued. It´s unwise to isolate myself if I am in boy/girl relationship. If I do, I may find that one day I break up and I have lost touch with all my old friends.
It´s stimulating to be surrounded by a mix of personalities with their attitudes and behaviour. Usually in a particular group of friends there will be a ringleader, someone the rest look to make decisions. Often there is a bit of comedian, always cracking jokes and entertaining the rest. There might well be some more reserved characters too. They all have something to contribute.
My best friend
Probably my best friend is one of my schoolmates. Her name is Marcela and we have known each other since we were 8 years old. If I were to describe how she looks, I would say she is very pretty. She has short brown hair, brown almond-shaped eyes, a small nose and a small pointed chin. She is not very tall but not short either and she is quite slim. She doesn't like to dress up so I usually see her wearing jeans and a T-shirt or sweater. It seems like she and I are always talking or laughing about something. She has a very nice personality and a wonderful sense of humor but she can also get a little depressed from time to time. I can always count on her to be honest and to give me the best advice. We are interested in many of the same hobbies. We both enjoy music, playing the guitar and singing. We like going to the cinema but sometimes can't agree on which movie to see. Sometimes we just walk around, trying to find a new area of the city to explore. We both like traveling, reading, and swimming. Sometimes during the summer, I go with her and her family to their summer house which is located next to a large lake. We usually spend most of the day swimming or exploring the area but sometimes we take a small row boat and go fishing. In the evenings we might walk into town and see a movie or stay at home and watch television. Whatever we're doing, it's always fun to be with her. I know I can rely on her. Even when our lives get busy we still make time to see each other. I can't imagine going to school and not having her there. Since I am better in math and science and she is better in English and languages, we can always help each other if we get confused about a difficult homework assignment. We are lucky that we complement each other so well and that we get along so well. I hope that our friendship will continue and be just as strong after we graduate from high school. We would like to study at the same university.