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Are you a good listener? Do you judge people? Are you the type of person that others come to with their problems? Are you a friendly person? Do your friends tell you all of their problems?
It could be because they know you will listen to them. They know that you are an understanding person. People know, you will not judge them because of what has happened to them in their lives. Sometimes people just need a friendly ear.
For a lot of my friends, I am that friendly ear. I do not judge anyone for anything that they have done. I will listen to whatever someone needs to say. If, they ask, for my advice, I will give it. If not, I will just listen. I often want to help people with their problems. I do my best to help in any way that I can. Sometimes, helping someone means just listening to what they have to say. Just talking and getting something off their chest, can be a huge help.
I have a friend. I am not going to give her name. I will call her Pam for the purpose of this article.
Pam did not have a great childhood. Her family had their problems. Her father was an alcoholic. There was abuse in the family. Both of her parents had passed away this past years. She was having problems with her siblings.
Pam told me, all about her childhood problems. I listened to every word. I wanted, to cry for her several times. I let her know; I would always be there if, she needed someone to talk to.
Pam just needed someone to listen. She needed, to get her past problems off her chest so that she could move on with her life. She did not want my advice, and I did not offer any. She is now happily married. Her husband does not know, about her childhood. She does not want him to know.
One thing Pam does have, is someone, who will listen to her. Pam and I have been friends since high school. I have always been there when she needs to talk. She has always been there for me as well. Our friendship has lasted almost all of both of our lifetimes. She is one of my best friends. When she does need my help, I will be there for her.
I have found that everyone needs someone like this in his or her life. These types of friends are the ones, who are around for a long time. They are true friends. They are the one’s who are always there for you. So, you should be there for them, when they need you. Having a great friend like this, is one of God’s greatest gifts.