Friendships are beautiful. They keep us connected to other people and assure us that we are not alone. Many people will define friendship in different ways. Even so, they all imply that it is a strong interpersonal bond that creates a mutual affection between people.
We all have different ways of making friends. It can be easy to make friends but challenging to keep them. Here are a few tips on how to sustain friendships.
Value your friendships
You will give priority and esteem the things that you value in your life. You will always fight to have the things you value in your life. When you value your friendships, nothing will ever break them even if you have reasons to do so. You will find ways always to keep your friends.
Be thoughtful always
Have your friends in mind at all times. People love to know that someone minds and thinks of them. Find different ways to show that you always have them in mind.
Be in touch
One of the reasons why some friendships end is that people do not stay in touch. With technology, it is a lot easier to stay connected regardless of distance. Pick up the phone always and call or text your friends. Do not be the friend that sits around waiting for others to call you and text you. Also, take time to plan for dates and fun adventures once in a while.
Love your friends genuinely
Some people are very manipulative and selfish. They keep friends around for their selfish interests alone. They always look at what they can gain from their friends and not what they can offer. Learn to love and appreciate your friends genuinely. If not, they will know the kind of person you are, and they will walk away.
Be there for them when they need you the most
There are times when your friends will need a shoulder to lean on. Be that shoulder. When they are going through a tough time, walk with them throughout their journey until they get back to being themselves.
When you establish healthy friendships, hold on to them to the end.