That Was Then This Is Now



Sometimes even the strongest friendships can die. S.E. Hinton, the author of That Was Then This Is Now, proves that they think sometimes even the closest friends can drift apart. For example, in the book, Mark and Bryon were very close friends and they ended up not talking anymore because Bryon betrayed Mark. If friends drift apart, were they even friends in the first place? Yes. I think that if someone is friends with another person and they end up drifting, that doesn't mean they weren't friends in the first place. Especially if the friends were really close, and they drifted apart they always have the memories of each other and care about each other.

What is a friend?

A friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.

10 Qualities of a Good Friend.

1. listens with empathy and presnce.

2. holds space for each other.

3. has good boundaries.

4. doesn't triangulate.

5. suppors each others success.

6. can admit to feeling evnious.

7. is vulnerable.

8. makes time to connect.

9. honors commitment.

10. can tolerate another's pain.