Originally Posted by sebzzz
This is probably true. But how can I surpass those fears? The problem is that this relation is good in certain areas and bad in others, but I think in the end that the good about this relationship surpass the bad, so I think I shouldn't cut the relationship, but I still want the bad points to change.
For things to change, I must change first.
List down all the bad points that you don't like about this friend. Are you indirectly doing that as well? It may not be you being late, but it could be another habit of yours that he is not comfortable with and he is "making up" for it by behaving in another manner.
As you have admitted that the plus points supercede the negative ones in this friendship. This only means you have chosen to keep this friendship, which gives rise to many other choices you have to make that are subsets of this big circle called friendship.
I think this is really a good opportunity for you to discover more about yourself while at the same time knowing your friend better too. Human relationships are base on interactions and connection. It is never a one-way street. How are you two relating to each other?
All the best to you on your self-discovery voyage! You will learn some things about yourself that maybe you haven't realised before!