Modern-day technology and social media make it easier to stay connected with friends and keep up with their successes, interests and status updates. But busy lifestyles, superficial communication, false intimacy and even neediness make it harder to develop and keep real friendships.
If you have good friends who enrich your life, bring you positive energy, boost your well being, and serve as trusted confidants, these 10 tips can definitely help you keep them:
1. Make time to connect.
2. Set and respect boundaries.
3. Communicate mindfully.
4. Be open to feedback.
5. Keep them accountable.
6. Get to know them personally.
7. Give them space.
8. Build trust.
9. Resolve disagreements in emotionally mature ways.
10. Be a positive force.
No matter what you do, some good friends will naturally drift away as time passes or when circumstances change. But applying these 10 tips will help you keep more good friends for many years to come (and even for a lifetime).
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