Cultivating durable friendships involves a solid foundation, resolving misunderstandings & showing appreciation. So stay connected online but offline also.
If a friend is facing a tough time/ crisis, let her know how & when to best reach you for support.
Best friends are those who can listen deeply, without giving endless commentary/unsolicited advice. Also, know how to hold off on speaking.
If you solicit their feedback, Whether they have similar/different backgrounds, beliefs & philosophies, friends bring a unique perspective in life.
Healthy friendships are built on equality and respect. Not about telling your friend what to do, but reminding him of his capabilities & desires.
Create/take advantage of opportunities to meet their family members & other friends. Develop common hobbies & be a part of your friends’ community.
Good friends have full lives and personal responsibilities of their own, So don't be too needy/clingy, this can drive good friends away.
Practicing honesty and transparency, keeping confidences, and showing genuine interest in your friend’s well being are key to establishing trust.
State your preferences & point of view to create clarity and encourage dialogue. Any type of emotional blackmail is not good for a good friendship.
Making negative comments & finding fault are major turn-offs. Instead, be a vocal witness to your friend’s best qualities & most joyful experiences.