Friends spice up our lives. They made us laugh and cry. They crack jokes, do some silly moves, or give pieces of advice just to cheer us up when we are down. They are also willing to lend their sympathetic ears whenever we need it. They teach us life lessons and help us to become better individuals. We all want to have real and long-lasting friendships but nurturing this kind of relationship entails a lot of effort.
Communication is the key ingredient to a stronger friendship. You can still keep the friendship even if you are miles apart from each other. With the advancement of technology, you can easily send text messages, emails or give them a ring. You can be updated with each other by connecting through social media. If you live in the same place, make an effort to spend your spare time with your friends; watch movies, go out on weekends or have coffee regularly.If you’re strapped for money, chilling out at the nearest park or hitting the malls could also be a good and practical bonding activity. You can also watch movies on DVD, eat popcorn or just chew sugar free gum while enjoying the show.
When your friends are weary and in low spirits, console them and empathize with what they are going through. Help them with their problems or at least give helpful advises to make the situation a little better. Each person has different knacks, preferences and even flaws, these things make them unique and special. Don’t try to change them instead accept them wholeheartedly. If you have to criticize, do it tactfully without hurting ones feelings. If conflicts arise, stay calm and talk rationally. Don’t hesitate to say sorry. Be open-minded and forgiving. After all, every genuine friendship will lasts for a lifetime.