Friendship is harder than a crab

My daughter and I were talking about friendship the other day.  We were talking about how hard it can be sometimes. It is hard to find the balance between what you want and what your friend wants.  It is hard to share time with someone and figure out how to get what you need out of the relationship. It sounds easy and natural, but friendship can be hard.

She summed it up.  "It is harder than a crab's shell over the soft part underneath."