“A healthy relationship, whether it’s romantic, brotherly or friendly, is when each person is allowed room to grow, unjudged and still loved”
They say friends are next to family. Many of us, me inclusive, confide in our friends more than our family. It’s not because we feel our family will judge but because they care so much about us that sometimes they seem restraining. They’ve learnt from their experience and realizing their mistakes don’t want us to repeat the same. Also, there is so much at stake. Once a bad decision maker , stays the same always in the family and begins to own the title! Not always though. I’ve seen situations where family is the biggest support that we can have.
However, I feel the best way to grow is to experience it yourself. Friends or siblings are people whom you can relate with better. their words aren’t words of wisdom but it is a discussion. You get a different perspective and enable them to see it from your point of view.
Coming to the quote, no matter how independent and strong we consider ourselves to be, who doesn’t need a shoulder to rest on? But we expect the shoulder to be of a person who never judges us no matter how grave our mistakes are. Someone who may not necessarily say anything but their mere presence gives us strength. And last but not the least, someone who helps us grow as a person.