We haven’t been friends for long but I want you to know that I am going to take my time to get to know you, to understand you and to love each part of you as it is.
I am not going to judge you for who you are; but I am going to challenge you.
I am not going to tell you what to do; but I will make suggestions
I am not going to take up all of your time; but I will require some of it.
I am not going to expect you to do all the work; but I will expect you to contribute.
I am not going to be perfect; but I will own my shit and apologise.
I am not going to demand your secrets; but I am going to listen.
I am not going to be able to fix your problems; but I will support you through them.
And I will ALWAYS be concerned with your emotional and physical well-being.
You are my friend now. You can’t escape.