… is simply that he is there through the good times and the bad. When he leaves you struggling in backless hospital gowns for weeks instead of fetching you more clothes, the signs are not good.
I watched my friend be carried up and down stairs in her final illness. If they are only going to be there for the good times, what is the point? That is my definition of love these days. Are we their number one priority?
Time and not money in the end is the most important currency.
For example if they can’t take the time in a relationship to ring and see if you are OK when they know you have been beaten up, I would cross them off your friends list if I were you. I have!_
My list of former friends and family grows ever longer.