Friends: How Many Of Us Have Them?

- By Bossip Staff

Friends

Whether you like the classic hip-hop song by Whodini or not, we all need to identify and move past the toxic people in our lives and embrace our true friends. For many individuals, though, it is relatively difficult to distinguish who their real friends are. Although this is not an all-inclusive list, Here Are Five Ways to Assess if you really have a true friend:

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  • kerry

    love that photo

    • SOURGREEN

      ME TOO ITS WHAT REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE.

  • understandingoverignorance

    Most people only have people they know instead of friend because a ton of mofos are back biting individuals with envy and jealousy hidden behind a smile.

    • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

      Real talk..those are/should be considered “acquaintances” not FRIENDS.
      Even tho I admit to having my ways & perhaps not being that good of a friend in certain cases,now that I’m much more mature & try to appreciate even the little things,I go out of my way to be the best,most sincere/genuine friend possible.

      Unfortunately many people don’t deserve it or like you put it,hide behind a fake @ times transparent smile/front when they could care less about you & would’ve even help out if they saw you in need.
      Oh well,we live,we learn/grow & should feel very blessed of the few people,including our family that truly loves us.

  • REALER TALK

    F*CK MADAMENOIRE, AND WHY IS THERE A PICTURE OF THAT PISS-COLORED HAIR CHICK ON THE ARTICLE?

    IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SUBJECT? WHERE DEY DO THAT AT?

    REAL REAL TALK

    • Girl shoot

      A friend is a friend no matter the color/race. If they have helped you through thick and thin and truley cares about you.

    • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

      LOL knowing how Madamenoire gets down,I too was asking myself that but a true friend is a friend despite color/race/religion/ethnic background etc.

  • LYRICS

    THIS IS A GOOD ARTICLE!! I ONLY HAVE LESS THAN A HANDFUL OF MY ‘GIRLS’ N’ THEY ARE VERY MUCH TRUE FRIENDS!!!

    **SIDE NOTE** MY ‘GIRLS’ ARE WHITE AND BLACK COLOR IS NOT THE ISSUE!!!

  • phyre

    Good article.

  • baybaybay

    I have many people that I know speak to hi and bye and im friendly towards but my real friends the people I trust and confide in are close family members I’ve known all my life my husband and my best friend I have known since 7th grade anybody else is just people I know, I don’t discuss any personal business with people I know,I don’t loan money to people I know, I don’t gossip about others with people I know and I got a good life no trouble you have trouble when you treat people you know like their family don’t do that.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    my guy friends are the nicest you’ll ever meet. my girlfriends are the prettiest and have their
    sh!t together! everyone else is just a happy hour buddy…

  • BIGG REGG****MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

    MY TRUE FREINDS ARE MOSTLY OLDER AND WISER THAN ME WITH A BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT MENTALITY,AND THEY GIVE ME THEIR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ON FEMALES IM WITH OR PEOPLE THAT TRAVEL IN MY CIRCLE.A TRUE REAL FREINDSHIP IS PRICELESS

  • Next

    I’m with peaches. Don’t have friends just know a lot of people. People are selfish and only looking out for themselves.

    Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

  • tommykimon

    Man I’ve been praying for a true ride or die friend for years. I have aquaintances but not a true BFF. I hope I do someday.

  • http://www.showmestate.com 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS (A SPADE IS A SPADE)

    lol

  • Next

    I like you like a………..friend.

    No, I don’t want to ruin our friendship.

    How could you do that? You were my friend!

  • Real friends dont carry knives

    I only have three friends.Jesus,my man,and my homegirl since third grade.

  • 1king

    They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer so how can you truly have any friends, because the name of the game is deceit and if you view them as a friend they may view you as an enemy and you have already lost the game.

  • ItsBarbieB*tch

    I have a several male friends who I know would come get me if my car broke down, or meet me at the hospital if I have a sick relative, or come with me to the care dealership to make sure I’m not ripped off. (I look like a kid and know nothing about cars.)
    And I have male and female acquaintances, who I might talk to on Facebook. That’s it.
    I have no female friends. I’ve had too many chicks all to ready to kick my back in when I needed them- so I no longer bother trying to create friendships with females.

    • ItsBarbieB*tch

      *car dealership*

  • lily(bk's finest)

    I have one true friend…he is my soulmate…He has proven his love for me countless times.

  • http://TLBaby I gets down like that

    Oh yeah, I didn’t comment on my relationship with my female friends. Well I guess I can kinda relate to a few of the posters here with the respect that I don’t have many. Mainly due to their recreational habits differing from what I like to do in my spare time. Bottom line is, they smoke a lot of that oww wee, and I however do not. So we just drifted apart. Happened gradually over the years. Now I don’t have anything against it, my man smokes it. Errrryday. But when a person starts to blend the joints with crack (Premo’s) naw that’s not something I really want to get involved in.

    Besides, my auntie always told me to never judge anyone no matter what, but always try to align yourself with those that have some ambition, focus & goals in life. So that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ll let the welfare feed em, cause I don’t need em.

  • http://TLBaby I gets down like that

    * don’t * want to get involved in

  • sanriobaby =^.^=

    This article is so on point. I know that I’m a good friend, and luckily, I have a few friends too. The problem is that most people nowadays don’t understand the real concept of friendship and either take advantage of a good friend, or simply don’t know how to be one. It’s a symptom of an immature “all about me” mentality that’s poluting the social conciousness of society today. Being a good friend consists of life skills that will carry you far in life, so those who lack the ability to truely be a good friend to others are usually very unhappy.

  • resse

    The picture is captivating and intriguing

    • Whatev

      I like it too. I also really liked the last one in the article.

  • ItsBarbieB*tch

    Many of my friendships with men started as them trying to talk to me and we just never clicked. Over time- like years- I got to really know these guys and the friendship just deepened and became really close.
    Just because they might have wanted to “get with me” at one point doesn’t mean, they feel the same way now and I don’t think it makes their friendship any less “real” or valuable.
    *Besides most men will hit it- even if they don’t have feelings for you- if given the chance.*

  • star

    sorry, but those people most likely were not your friends and you were not their friend either

  • BS2010

    yeah I agree with peaches and next. People are real selfish nowadays. They only care about themselve. Just like in a romatic relationship, you have to put in work to make a friendship work. I was friends with 2 girls for years and one day (while I was pregnant) one of them decided that she (friend A) didn’t know how to deal with her stress so she took it out on me and the other friend (friend B) in an email and said she didnt’ want to be friends anymore after like 10 years. Really? And the other girl (friend B) acted like nothing happend and didn’t even confront her (I was in a different state than them). Put the other girl (friend B) was her (friend A) puppet. She (friend A) had dissed and disrespected her (friend B) many times and she (friend B) never said anything, but she (friend B) had dissed me one time and said she didn’t want to be friends with me one time in highschool. So I got rid of both of them. So now I dont’ even f*ck with females. And another friend of mine never wanted to talk to me until her husband was f*cking up or cheating. So the hell with female friends lol

  • Whatev

    I had heard a few times guys couldn’t be platonic friends with women. Over the years I found it to be true. My guy friends all either started out liking me, or down the road they said they liked me before or presently. It’s pretty creepy to learn.

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