One of the most important elements of our life is friendship. Nowadays many people claim that a person can have only one close friend. However, there are those who think that having several soulmates is a far preferable choice.
In my opinion, there can be only one faithful friend. Firstly, the more friends you have, the greater the likelihood that you will not feel safe trusting them. When a person shares secrets with a few friends, they may spread these secrets and discuss them behind the person’s back. Secondly, relations with one friend ensures the support in a difficult situation. As two people have been sharing friendship only with each other for a long time, there is much more confidence that these friends will encourage and help each other as well.
Nevertheless, the opponents of this view argue that people often change their place of living, studying or work throughout the whole life and therefore they meet new acquaintances. Some of them can become really true friends.
Despite this, I disagree. I think that a real friendship between two people can last regardless of changing one’s place. New acquaintances cannot replace one loyal friend because they do not know you as your only one friend knows and there is not so much understanding between people in a new environment as with one true friend.
In conclusion, even though there is a view that people can have several soulmates, I am firmly convinced that there can be only one reliable friend which you can trust.