Going through your relationships — one at a time

It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant. Love is not looking for the person you can live with, it’s looking for the person you can’t live without.

How do you know how to make friends?  For some it seems so easy.  For others, an impossibility.  It’s not a question of trust.  It’s not the one with the outgoing personality or the life of the party.  It has to do with how you are raised.  Did your mom encourage you to have friends?  Was your dad a force in your life that showed you the importance of people beyond your family?  If so, you are one of the lucky ones.  If not, start going through the people in your life that meant something.  Go through them one by one and examine what impact they had on you.  What lessons you learned.  What mistakes did you make?  Did you repeat those errors?  Probably not because there were new mistakes to be made.  Let me tell you mine.