Friendship develops from casual relationships. When one feels comfortable and relaxed with someone else, it is possible that one will seek out that person.
casual relationships usually form the basis for building friendship. Friendship cannot be neglected if it must grow. Friends must be flexible and resolve conflict as soon as they occur.
Talking and listening builds friendship and it requires mutual respect and loyalty from persons involved. Not all friendships are positive or beneficial. One should set limits in friendships and all other relationships. Your values, likes and dislike will help you identify friendships that are good.
There are different types of friends. Friends relate at different levels with one another. Some friendships are intimate/close, some are not so close while others are mere acquaintances, that is people you know and greet but do not share confidence with.
BASIS FOR FRIENDSHIP
Friendship are usually developed out of similarities people discover in one another. True friendship involves mutual respect, which means relating with others in ways that honour their personal values, decisions and choices, even if they differ from ours.
Acceptance of people as they are and not always trying to change or make them live up to our expectations is very fundamental to friendship.
there are some other similarities or things that draw people together in friendship. Such similarities are common interest, background, values, views and attitudes, loyalty, warmth, gender, taste, beliefs, age, ability to keep confidences, locality.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FRIENDSHIP
Improving your friendship to a more committed level is what everyone who is into any kind of friendship or relationship wants. I shall take you along to the ways of improving friendship.
SHARING GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS: Letting the both of you to know each others goals and aspirations helps to improve friendship. By so doing, you will both understand and know each others goals or dreams which will make you to work together as a team to fulfill your goals and aspirations.
EXCHANGING GIFTS: You cannot love without giving, but you can give without love. Exchanging gifts on important days or dates like Birthday, Valentine, Christmas etc. brings the both of you together and helps you to great a solid bound.
RESPECTING EACH OTHER: Respect is a reciprocal. Any friendship or relationship that lacks respect cannot last. Respecting each other’s time, privacy, etc. will help you improve your friendship.
GIVING SUPPORT IN TIMES OF TROUBLE: A friend in need is a friend indeed. Standing by and being a helping hand to a friend in time of trouble will not only improve your friendship but will also make the both of you to be more closer.
MAKING POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT EACH OTHER: In order to improve your relationship or friendship, learn how to make positive comments about each other. One of the things that destroys friendships or relationships is gossip. Instead of saying silly or irrelevant things or unnecessary jokes about the person, say things that will encourage, build and make him or her happy.
SHARING INFORMATION (NOT GOSSIP) Keeping each other updated with important information also helps to improve friendship.
HAVING FUN TOGETHER: Friends who spends time together having fun or doing any other important things seems to be more united and closer to each other than those who don’t.
VISITING EACH OTHERS FAMILY AND OTHER FRIENDS.
DATING WITH NO EXPECTATION FOR SHARED SEXUAL ACTIVITY.
HELPING EACH OTHER IMPROVE WITHOUT TAKING OFFENCE OR BEING BITTER.
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