The older I get, the more I realize how important friendship is within a relationship. I realize how important it is to share things with each other. How important it is to be able to make each other laugh so you both don’t take life too seriously. How important it is to do things together. When you have a really great friendship, it really does yield the both of you to having a deeper, stronger and better relationship. To be genuine friends means that you will always have the other person’s best interest at heart. You will never try to judge them or belittle them. You will never try to discourage them out of life long dreams they have always had. You will never ignore them and only speak to them when “you feel like it.” You will never cheat on them or cheat them out of having the best relationship that they can have with you. A true friend will almost care about you more than they care about himself/herself. A true friend will almost love you more than they actually love himself/herself. I’ve learned that you can’t skip out on building the most important part of your relationship if you truly want it to last. Friendship is truly important.