If I had something working up my mind,whom do I turn to? There are lots of people around- blood ties, social ties, friends and acquaintances. I always find a friend much more comfortable and easy to talk to. If there is something that I want to share or get advise on, it would be a friend. Why is this so? Why not someone who is related to me? I always thought its because relatives are too nosy and undependable. Well most of them are. What makes friends more alluring is that they offer emotional support rather than getting emotionally shattered along with us. A very good friend who might suffer at your trials can still lend you a strong shoulder because they recover fast with our interests in mind. And there is no prejudice as well. Where as someone who is related to us might break down along with us. So you end up consoling the person where as comforting you goes unheeded. A friend or relative- whomsoever you lean on - i believe its the substance what they are made of that matters. If your heart considers that he or she is the right person then it gets what it wants.