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Friendship - What Is a Friend?



Friendship - What Is a Friend?

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     challenging words:    thoughts, actually, playful, depend, special, life, people, anymore, offer, worth, yourself, often, peer, than, agree, issue


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Friendship - What Is a Friend?
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Friends are special people in your life you can depend on. A friend is someone you can be yourself around. You do not need to act differently around a friend. Your friend understands you and accepts you. Friends do not pressure you to do things you do not want to do. This is called peer pressure. They are people who have a lot in common with each other. They have many of the same hobbies, sports, or other favorite pastimes.
 
2     Friends share things with each other. A good friend will share her feelings and thoughts with you. Your friend will often lend you an ear, too. This means that she will be a good listener when you share your thoughts and feelings. Your friend may even offer you advice when you need it. Friends listen. A good friend will want to help you when you are sad. She will want to laugh with you when you are happy. She will also want to play with you when you are playful. Being together will help your friendship grow.
 
3     Friends do not always agree with each other. If you have a disagreement with your friend, it does not mean that she does .....
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