Friendship Improvement: Things You Should Do To Upgrade The Bonds With Your Friends

Kimmy Karima |Oct 25, 2019

Be a good friend and you’ll have good friends. Apart from that, when you want to strengthen or deepen your current friendship, there are some specific things you should do.

Friendship is one of the most important relationships in life. A good friend stays by your side through thick and thin. And your best friend is the one you’re willing to trade all your fortune for. Without any explanation. Without any hesitation.


Like anything worthwhile in this world, friendship also requires maintenance and even upgrade. So, take a little time to take care of your friendship trees, because they deserve that, and you’ll surely be rewarded many-fold. Now, here comes what you should do:

Being real

If you want a true friend, be true too.

Be real. Be authentic. Simply because no-one likes a fake person. Remember that people can easily see and feel the fake, so don’t think you can keep a mask on for so long. Or you can, but without keeping a long-lasting friendship.

So, stay sincere. Be yourself. That’s the only way that you can attract good friends who will really accept you for who you are. Isn’t that what you’re looking for in a friendship?

Finding the common ground

Focus on the similarities, most of the time at least.

Everyone tends to like someone similar to themselves. That said, you don’t have to change yourself just to be liked, but you should focus on mutual interests or hobbies. Arrange activities that you and your friends like and can participate in. It’s those activities that will build the connection between the souls and strengthen the bond.

Making each friend feel special

Spend time for each of your friends, whose friendship you want to improve.

If you have a group of friends, it’s not easy to improve the friendship with only one of them. So in case you want to deepen the relationship with some certain friends, you should find ways to be with one at a time. When you spend time with only one friend, you can give them your uninterrupted attention, which makes that friend realize how important s/he is to you.

Sharing and letting share

It’s always nice to have someone to share.

Sharing with your friends about the difficulties you’re facing, or the little joys that you’re celebrating, is a good way to make them know that you trust them. The interesting fact is, the more you’re willing to share, the more they trust you back. And the more they trust you, the more they tend to share too.

Now it’s your turn to be a good listener, and remember to keep your friends’ secrets safe. Don’t gossip. Don’t badmouth. Building trust is not something that only happens for a moment. It’s a process. A long one indeed.

Asking and listening

Everyone loves to be listened to.

Listening is one thing, and asking is another. While it’s good to lend your ears to the friends who need to vent, it’s even better if you take the initiative to ask your friends about what is going on in their lives, what they like, how they feel about this or that thing etc. The questions you ask and the time you spend listening to your friends make them know that you love and care about them.

Traveling together

Travel together and your friendship will surely be renewed.

Travel together and your friendship will be surely renewed. A trip together with your friends can always make your friendship become something new and better. Someone said that a friend who could tolerate you during a trip could tolerate you always.

So, when possible, organize an adventure, whether domestically or abroad, whether to the mountain or to the sea, with your friends. All the experiences you share, from planning to accepting the inconveniences and solving the problems on the way, will be the memories you won’t forget, and the super glue that sticks you and your friends together for a long, long time. And maybe for life.


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