Yes, you are right about this. However, a good friend can turn on you one day for no reason at all. They have been there by your side for years and all of a sudden they get downright ugly.
I had a wonderful friend, or at least I thought I did. All of a sudden they no longer cared about my feeling at all. They never thought about what they said would hurt or not. They were always willing to judge and criticize you for no reason what so ever.
Then all of a sudden if you didn't do exactly what they wanted, when they wanted, they would go off on you and start yelling for no reason at all. But if you raised your voice back and told them how you felt, you were always in the wrong.
To me, this is not a very good friend to have. Over the years of always been accused of yelling, saying some things wrong, or being called fat all the time took its toll on the friendship and I just walked away. What really was strange is my friend is very fat and I am a very thin person and don't weight much at all. Everyone is always telling me I'm too skinny and need to gain some weight. The other person had no idea what was wrong because. they always thought that I would be there for them and do whatever they wanted forever.
Friendship is a two-way street and if you give so much to a friend and receive nothing back, then it is time to examine your friendship and move on.
I have always put myself in my friend's shoes and thought before I spoke or did something to hurt them. I always try my best to be a good friend and help out whenever possible. But my friend was a taker and all they cared about was themselves and getting everything done for them. They never took into consideration the things they asked and how I just did it without saying anything. Well now it is too late and they are telling me how sorry they are. Oh well, maybe they should have considered what they did to ruin the friendship in the first place. I never yelled at her and embarrassed her in public or in front of her friends. She did this to me way too many times and the last time was the end of our friendship.