Life sometimes takes us by surprise, but at least we can always turn to our friends for support and help, right? But what happens if your friends can’t be there for you? Will you consider them to be bad friends, or do you think that you’ve become aware that you can only trust yourself?
Tumblr user Kushandwizdom recently stated that friends are useless if they’re not there for you during the most important and crucial times, and many people quickly went on to respond, pointing out that once you’ve become an adult, you realize that having a good and supportive friend (and being one for that matter) is not that easy. A person named Robin Ross wrote one comment that received a lot of attention, as she pointed out that just because a friend couldn’t come to help you does not mean that they are necessarily a bad friend.
Robin says that she’s been in many situations where adult matters had to come before being there for a friend in a time of need, and it’s a fact of life. It’s sometimes not realistic to walk out of our jobs, for example, which is the only income we have because our friend is emotionally distraught.
Check out the whole text below, and tell us what you think in the comments. Which side are you on? Do you think a person can be a good friend, even if they don’t show up when you need them?