What is the sign of a true best friend? Is someone a best friend if they listen to your problems? Are they still a friend if they tell you you’re depressed and that if you hurt yourself again they will stop being friends with you and won’t care what happens to you after? Or maybe that was an in the moment, confused response after you told them you don’t sleep at night, don’t get yourself help, and previously hurt yourself? But are they still considered a best friend after saying something like that, even though it makes you consider hurting yourself for having someone respond to your shame like that? Maybe they’re just telling you how it is. But then again, is it right for you to justify this person’s words or should you take them at face value?
You know you care about them, but maybe they aren’t the best person to have in your life at the moment. Or are they? Do they really care about you as much as you do them? Are they fighting for you to get the help you need more than you do? I wish someone could help me figure this out. What is a best friend?