Friend or Fiend

Something to think about is that the difference between the words friend and fiend is only the sound of the letter ‘r’.  So the origin of both words must have been very close indeed in the beginning refer to some very similar relationship.   And it’s as true today as it was yesterday that you can be most hurt or most helped by someone who knows you well, which in turns explains my there is such vicious animosity, from time to time, in families.much more vicious that a dispute which would might occur among strangers.