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[Tips] How To Build Friendship (And Strengthen & Maintain It)

[Tips] How To Build Friendship (And Strengthen & Maintain It)

What is True Friendship? Here you will find tips, texts, sayings and quotes about friendship. The following characteristics of friendship make you a true companion…

Why is friendship so important?

Friendship has the power to increase your happiness and joy, lessen your grief, and calm you.

True friendship is …

What is True Friendship? Let’s find out with the help of the tips below …

Tip 1 – Don’t choose more than a few friendships

Quantity is of no use to you. Maybe the ego wants that, but that’s all an illusion. A few quality friendships is the best you can have. Invest your time and attention in that.

I don’t need a lot of friends. Just a few friends of whom I’m sure.
– Alice Walker

This also means that you have to distance yourself from certain friendships so that you are left with quality friends. True friendship is rare. Cherish true friendship.

A single rose can be my garden … a single friend can be my whole world.
– Leo Buscaglia

Tip 2 – Looking for friends? Make everyone feel welcome

For example, be a wallflower leader. Take care of them, welcome them, and give them confidence.

Tip 3 – Take the initiative: organize fun things at neighborhood level

The best friendships can develop in your neighborhood. Send letters with invitations around the neighborhood and organize fun things. It can be something as simple as: chilling together in the park with the neighbors.

Tip 4 – Be caring for others

Friendship is reaching out for others. Warm and caring.

Be an inspiration to others, be the light in the darkness, be the smile to lift a tear.
– Michael Pilarczyk, from the book: Master Your Mindset

Tip 5 – Be faithful and loyal, especially in difficult times

Be a trusted companion. This is one of life’s greatest treasures. My best friends returned, despite not contacting them for two years. They gave me two years of rest and then returned. These are the real friendships.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in times of joy.
– Euripides

Tip 6 – Be generous

By being willing to give, you attract others. Friends share their time, attention, love and most importantly, themselves.

Who gives, receives.

Tip 7 – Be empathetic

Friends sympathize with each other. Here you will find tips and tools for empathy. You can also be considerate to proactively ask the other person sweet questions.

Tip 8 – Also pretend to be friends with strangers for years

Think of strangers as friends you don’t know yet. This is one of the first tips covered in detail in this article on connecting with new people.

Tip 9 – Only go for high-quality friends, and you will find them!

What are your standards for friendship? Once you have clear for yourself what you are looking for in friendship, you will also meet these people.

For example, do you want deep conversations in which you discuss everything with each other? Then search for buddies for a mastermind group.

Surround yourself with people who believe in you. Friends who are honest and sincere with you. Who encourage you when you are about to give up. And that can make you the best version of yourself.
– Michael Pilarczyk, from the book: Master Your Mindset

Tip 10 – Pass around your friends’ book

Buy a friend’s boek. It is a book in which your friends can write something for you. It’s not just for kids. For adults it is just as meaningful and fun! Perfect for nurturing friendships.

Tip 11 – Be open and share everything about yourself

A friend is someone who knows everything about you and still loves you.

Texts, sayings & quotes about friendship

Click here for a board full of sayings and lyrics about friendship.

Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.
– Dan Pena

Friendship test

You can also take a friendship test. Many have been made. Here you will find 372+ beautiful test questions for your friendship.

You know you have good friends if they don’t tolerate your negativity and encourage you to get back on track.

What is friendship to you?

Let us know what friendship means to you in the comments.

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