What road does your friend need to take in order to create the best possible future for themselves? Whatever the answer is, they'll probably find out through the course of this friendship with you. There will be a strong feeling between you of support and kinship.
As long as you both commit yourselves to communicating openly and with perfect honesty, you'll always be able to clear up any misunderstandings that come up between you. In the process of communicating with each other, something deep and important will be revealed to your pal about their own life and future potential. They have hidden depths that they may not even have guessed at before, and this friendship will give them the chance to access those wells of feeling and potential and to tap into those resources in a way that will affect them for the rest of their life. This friendship could have a cathartic function for your friend. They'll be transformed for the better through their friendship with you.