Well, if you wanna know if someone is just using.....you could tell that if they just talk to you if they want something from you. Because if they were really your friend, they would not talk to you for thier personal gain.
ok so recently a friend betrayed me and so i was wondering how can you tell if a friend is really a friend or if they are just using you?
That's a difficult question indeed ... But for me, a friend is a person which is honest to you, helps you as often as he can and is there for you if you need him. If I find most of the things just mentioned I consider someone my friend. It is hard to tell whom to trust, but I agree with sol-x. Normally your friends shouldn't be too selfish. So that might be a sign to see whether or not the friend of you really cares for you or not.
You are now breathing manually. :P
Personal matters such as these belong in a journal or blog.