It is during difficult times that we learn who our friends are. They are the people who show up at your door, or call you, as soon as they hear of a problem; they are the ones who sit silently holding your hand while they listen to your rants or your tears; they are the ones who let you be who you are without trying to change you, but will tell you what they really think without adding sugarcoating to make it more palatable. Friends will pull you along to where you need to be; they will support you even if they think you’re wrong; but they will also be honest. Friends who disappear when you need them are not true friends.