Friends play an incredible role in every stage of our lives. Friendships define us and at times our friends even influence our choices of where to live, what to eat and what to wear. Unfortunately, in today’s fast pace life we don’t get the chance to connect and spend time with our close friends. It can be challenging to facilitate a strong friendship, but with the help of these tips you can build stronger friendships.
Use social media
Some people discourage the use of social media as a means to connect with friends, but nowadays inspite of being very busy, everyone takes out time to check Facebook and emails. Stay connected with your close friends through Facebook, WhatsApp or email.
Apart from keeping in touch through social media, it’s a good idea to meet your friends in person. Always try to attend weddings, birthday parties or you could plan out a lunch or visit them at their office.
Respect their choices
A situation might arise where your friend believes in a particular idea and you can’t relate to it. In such cases, give your advice and let them do their thing. Sooner or later either you or your friend will realize this and you will get back together.
Apologize and forgive
When you do something wrong, admit it and apologize for your mistake. On the other hand, have the compassion to forgive your friend too.
Try to look at things from your friend’s point of view. This will help you communicate and understand each other better.
Compliment and express gratitude
Show your friend that you love them by complimenting them on their achievements or qualities. Let your friend know that you value your friendship and the things they have done for you.
Take equal responsibility
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Make plans in a way that you take turns to see each other. If problem arises, acknowledge your part and together figure out a way to solve it.
Lastly, always remember friendships grow and change. At times, they even end. Sometimes a friend who used to spend lots of time with you might not be able to do the same. Perhaps a radical change in lifestyle doesn’t allow them to do so anymore. In such times, be happy with the little moments you get to be together.