Rule # 1: Friends don’t diminish your feelings. They may not understand them. They may not agree with them. They don’t diminish them. They try their best to understand things from your perspective. Anybody who undervalues your feelings and refuses to give you the platform to be who you are, are simply not worth being in your life. Harsh? No. Truth? Yes. Because the people who simply write you off as “impossible to understand” or say “you’re overreacting” are restricting your ability to be who you are; essentially, they don’t respect your feelings. Your feelings are real. Notice when a friend is being reasonable, but not restrictive. Also, pay attention to how you treat your friend and their feelings. You wouldn’t want to diminish them, would you?
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