Like Family

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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When do you consider an acquaintance a friend? When do they become a Good friend /Bff? And last when do you consider them like family?
This is for either (Male/Female)

How long do you have to know them?
Is it an experience you go thru together?
Is it the circumstance in which you met each other?

What does it for you?

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Rosie - posted on 01/30/2011

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an aquaintenace is someone i know through other people and hang out with them when they come around. a friend is someone who i call, they call me, and hang out purposefully together.
nobody can be my bestie cause i've had the same one for 25 years now. she's always been there, and always will be. ;)

i will say that i do consider soem ladies on here to be my friends. i care an awful lot about them and their wellbeing. i never thought cyber friends would be possible, or real. ♥

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It isn't how long, the experience, or circumstances in which I have known or get to know someone. It is just how I feel about that person. If they have qualities that I like, admire, and they are genuinely a good person we are friends. I have very few BFF's and I don't keep friends if they betray me. period. family is another thing. You either have to know me my whole life, or just be an amazing friend/person to ever be considered family. Very very very few ever get that name too. However, if you want to be friends that's fine. Just don't expect to get free reign at my home or with my kids unless your a bff or family.

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I think it all depends on the bond between me and the other person. I have one friend that I didn't like from the moment I met her. It took about 2 years before I could call her my friend and mean it. Then, I have another friend, two actually, that I bonded with IMMEDIATELY and we've been like sisters ever since. I think it's different for everyone, simply because everyone is different. My one friend that it took me two years to like her, she and I ended up being very close for about 10 years after that and then sort of drifted away to the point that we now rarely speak. I still consider her my friend, but just not as close as we were once. That's what happens in life though.

Joanna - posted on 01/30/2011

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My best friend is like my sister, she's the only "non-family" I've ever said "I love you" to. I knew right away we wereneant to be, lol. We just clicked. I think sometimes you just know, whereas sometimes you go through some things together that brings you closer.

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everyone is my friend. once i see them on a regular basis, they are like family. If they do something against me, they are still my friend, just one i dont see as often anymore.

Bonnie - posted on 01/30/2011

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I consider an acquaintance a friend once we get together on a regular basis (at least once every other month)

They become good friends once I feel I can share information or situations with them that I wouldn't share with others and vice versa.

I consider them like family when they have helped my family in situations that you only believe family could help.

I don't think how long I have known them really plays a part, but at the same time I wouldn't be telling someone something really personal who I have only known for a few months. For the people I consider to be close with in these circumstances, I have known them for at least 2 or 3 years already.

For me, if I can tell how sincere they are, that they listen when I talk and remember what I had said, and they are truthful in giving their opinions and respectful towards my opinions; that all plays a big part.

Stifler's - posted on 01/30/2011

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Well when we moved to Emerald I didn't like my friend Tamara that much. She was a bit crazy and her and Millzie were always fighting. Now they are pretty much family as we spend Christmas at their house and she was at the birth of Logan. She helped me a lot with Logan and lent me her breast pump and then I asked her to be my maid of honour so I'd say they're pretty much family now.

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Loyalty and Honesty do it for me.
An aquaintance becomes a friend when they go out of their way to help you when you ask. An aquaintance i may say hello to up the street but i'd probably not go to their house.
For someone ot become family they have got to help me through some rough times or have been there from the beginning. I have 2 friends that are family. One i have known since kinder and the other helped me through my high school years as the outcast. She was one of the cool kids but that didn't stop her from becoming my friend. I have had a falling out with both of these friends and suprisingly as soon as we got over it and moved on from those issues it was like things had never changed.
I think it is different for everyone because all our limits are different.

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