“That’s because they’re acting like the friend they want, not the friend you want.”
Consider among your friendships, are you the friend you want or the friend your friends need?
In truth, to know the needs of your friends requires a friendship that is beyond the surface level most tend to stay on.
It’s not uncommon for both parties in a long term friendships to remain very guarded.
But once you understand their needs, which often starts with you being vulnerable or expressing needs of your own, you’ll be surprised by the amount of life changing value you can create!