Most friendships only last for a particular phase of our lives. When that  developmental period is over, the friendship may dissolve. For a friendship to  last a lifetime there must be something really special between you.

There must  be a connection that transcends time and space. This kind of a friendship also  takes a certain flexibility. People change throughout their lifetimes and they  must continue to search for commonalities between the themselves if they expect  their friendship to endure.