Good friends are loyal; they don't say negative things about us to anyone.
Good friends are completely honest with us.
Good friends can tell us hard things in a loving way to help encourage us. They don't always say what we want to hear. They will tell us when we are wrong and that they love us anyway.
Friends are forgiving
I'm too tired to try and think of all the things that make a good friend....
What I would like to say is that families can adopt the principles of good friendship with each other.
Spouses and parents can start by being accepting, loyal, forgiving and cultivating all the rest of the friendly behaviors to promote peace in the home.
The world can always use more peace! It all starts in the home