In all of literature, one of the best examples of a friend is found in “The Lord of the Rings,” in the form of Samwise Gamgee. Sam, a simple gardener, accompanies Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring in order to save Middle-earth, and it because of Sam’s devotion that they are successful. Never afraid to say how much he cared, nor afraid to lovingly correct and give advice, Sam never left Frodo’s side, never abandoned him or belittled him, and trusted in him, completely. In the end, it was this friendship that drove the story on.
Friendship is often what drives our own personal stories, as well. Thinking back on your life, it’s likely that some of your fondest memories were with others, in the moments that felt closest and most intimate.
This kind of close, quality friendship, though, takes some work, just like anything worth having. Read on to find the secrets to a successful friendship, and keep your relationships strong and healthy.