Do you get upset when your best friend has plans with someone else? Is your friend hurt when you do something that doesn’t involve him or her. What a great way to ruin a relationship. Friends who grab on and refuse to let go aren’t showing that they care; they’re showing that they are insecure and don’t have faith in the friendship. A true friend is confident enough to know that each of you can have other friends and interests, and still be best friends at the end of the day. Try this: the next time your friend wants to include other people, or make plan that doesn’t involve you, give him or her the freedom to do so. If your relationship is solid, it won’t matter, because true friendships survive anything.
From the book of ‘Start Something’, by Earl Wood