Friendships are important on many different levels, from being a support network to providing both positive and negative influences. Learning to start, change or maintain friendships is a skill everyone will need to learn and work on. Good friends do more than just make you feel happy; they are there for you when things get tough, and help support you in lots of different ways. Friends come and go in our life and it doesn’t matter how long a friendship lasts. The most important thing is that your friend accepts you for you.