We all need friends but it’s always a tough call nurturing and maintaining them.
Friendships are supposed to stand the test of time but unfortunately most do not and we end up straining whatever already existed and even turning out to be complete strangers to each other.
Here are a few reminders to help us not take anything for granted;
This may seem like a no-brainer but when was the last time you spent some quality time with your friends?
Understandably, the demands of school and family consume most our time. Our daily lives may be an endless to-do list but it is always possible to set time aside for friends.
Set time or a day of the week for friend time and bond!
How regularly do you stay in touch with your friends?
In a world where technology makes it so easy to communicate, reaching out to a friend nowadays requires only a quick text message or phone call if you cannot meet up.
Be proactive in keeping in touch even it’s just to say hello and see how they’re doing.
Andrew and Allan know this too well. There is secret beyond their 7-year friendship.
Everyone needs a supportive friend!
You should always believe in their dreams and encourage them to pursue. Do not be that person who laughs off at ideas and is always condescending and patronizing others.
Be Less Judgemental
Rather than always looking for shortcomings in people and crucifying them for every mistake, help them get better.
Regardless of race, color or creed, we are all human. We all have our positive and negative qualities.
It may be difficult sometimes to overlook an annoying or unpleasant habit, but learn to accept it for the sake of your long-term friendship with the person you value.
This is a sure way to create an even stronger friendship.
Go out and explore together. Plan road trips, hikes, swimming and picnics. Such kind of adventurous activities help create an unbreakable bond.