listen to yourself and watch your language.
instead of saying “sorry for ranting”, say “thank you for listening to me”.
instead of saying “sorry that i am overemotional”, say “thank you for trying to understand something difficult”.
instead of saying “sorry if i am a burden”, say “thank you for the time and energy you invest in our friendship”.
good things will come when you realize you are not an apology.

A healthy friendship will never force you to compromise your own values, your own passions, and your own little joys. It will always be there for you to inspire you in acting on the things that make you special, unique and most of all worthy of love.
—  Juansen Dizon, A Healthy Friendship

What We Say: Give me prompts!

What We Mean: I am congenitally incapable of self-motivating and need someone to tell me what to do, but, like, without phrasing it as an order, because I also have authority issues.