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15 Journaling and Writing Prompts about Friendship

Friends are the family we choose. Just like our families, their influence on our lives, and how we perceive and interact with the world is vast. It could even be argued that because we choose each other, who we befriend may influence us and say something about us even more than our families.

I really believe you are the company you keep and you have to surround yourself with people who lift you up because the world knocks you down.

– Maria Shriver

I always learn so much about myself when I write about my friends. What traits do all my friends have in common? Why do I (subconsciously) seek out those traits in my friendships? There is so much self-knowledge to mine in considering friendships. What kind of friend am I?

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.

– Amy Poehler

Writing helps us understand concepts and even our own motivations on a deeper level. Prompts help us focus the writing. These journaling and writing prompts about friendship will help you delve deeper into the nature of your friendships, and why those relationships, and those people, are so important to you.

A friend is someone who give you total freedom to be yourself.

– Jim Morrison

14 Journaling / Writing Prompts about Friendship

Write about a group of people that leave you feeling happy and at ease after you’ve spend time with them.

If you were having a rotten day, who is the first person you would want to talk to? And why?

Describe some traditions you’ve had with your friends.

Are you comfortable asking your friends for help when you need it? Would they ask you for help?

Do you have a friend you haven’t seen in years, but you’re sure if you saw them, you’d pick right up where you left off?

What is something nice a friend said to you that meant the world to you?

Is there someone you’ve been missing, but you haven’t reached out to contact them? What keeps you from reaching out?

How would you like to be described to others by your friends?

Have you ever lost a friend? Been unfriended? What happened?

Who has always been there for you, no matter what, through thick and thin?

Describe in detail someone who means the world to you. Include appearance, mannerisms, personality, quirks… everything that makes them who they are.

What do you believe are the most important qualities in a friend?

Have you made any new friends in recent years? How does the process of making friends feel different from when you were younger?

who are the people in my life with whom I feel the most like myself?

Make a list of all the people who have helped you in your life. Keep adding to this list as you think of more.

What other prompts or questions would you add to this list? I’d love to hear your suggestions, and I’m always trying to improve on my lists of prompts.

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Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.
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