How do you keep friends?

How do you keep friends?

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  1. As it turns out it’s not actually too hard. Message them without expecting anything from them. Call them just because. Send them memes that you think they’d relate to or interesting videos about things they like. Remember their birthday and keep a list of things they mention wanting or needing so you can get the perfect gift without having to ask what they want. I have a list for every person I buy gifts for and it takes so much stress and anxiety out of gifting, and everyone is always impressed I remembered what they wanted.

    Basically, just make sure they know that you think about them even when they’re not there and pay attention to their hobbies and interests.

  2. You must contribute to the friendship.
    Make sure to come up with ideas and plans, contribute to and initiate conversations. Be visible and memorable. Sometimes it means you need to force yourself out of your comfort zone a bit.

  3. “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated in return”.

    Is this something that parents nowadays aren’t teaching their kids anymore? Yes it is that simple, just don’t be a cunt.

  4. Be honest without being hurtful.

    Say “I’m not comfortable with this.” when it applies.

    Listen more than you talk.

    Friendship can’t be forced.

  5. You don’t keep them. They come and go as they feel like. If you like them enough and they like you enough they will stay and so will you, if not, its not worth putting in the effort to maintain a friendship no one wants to be in.

  6. Do things together and invite them to events. Support and encourage them. Be moderately generous, bring food to the board game night or sports match. Share your weak points, but don’t share too much to drain them emotionally. Smile and touch appropriately to *your* culture (e.g. pat on a back, handshake or hug).

  7. I have a few friends that I have known for years. We all started off as acquaintances, and we slowly became friends. We were able to become friends because we had common interests, but also because we were able to talk about anything and everything.

    Keeping friends is not always easy, especially if you live in a small town where everyone knows everyone else. It can be hard to find people who share some of your interests, so it is important that you try to find out what those interests are and start talking about them with other people.

    If you are having trouble finding someone who shares your same interests, try joining a club or group that focuses on those things. This is a great way to meet new people who have similar interests as well as giving yourself something fun to do outside of school or work!

    In order to keep these friendships alive, it’s important that both sides put effort into making sure they stay close by talking often on social media or even inviting each other over for dinner once in awhile!

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