Skills You Need To Be A Better Friend
It’s true. People do come in and out of your life for a specific purpose during specific stages of your life. However, friendship should be forever. As women, the needs to great girlfriends can be the most beautiful bond in the existence of the world. Love, support, honesty and trust are all characteristics in what every woman wants in a friend. However, what if you are the type of friend with all those great girlfriend qualities and don’t get the same in return? Or what if you are the friend who hasn’t been so great to your own girlfriends? Life is already hard as it is, so why complicate it even further without having your girlfriends to lean on. Having close friends add so much value to your life. Friends give you different perspectives on life, especially views on different ideas that you may or may not have thought of.
With friends, you can experience different hobbies together, interests, building relationships, memories, and connections. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what it acquires to be a great friend. Just like any other relationship—family, romantic, etc, it’s about time and dedication to make it work. Having these skills will make you and your girlfriend share the opportunity of knowing the importance of being in one’s life.
Share and Communicate. Telling your girlfriend what’s been going on and vice versa in your worlds will allow a close connection. Hiding thoughts and feelings and shutting down will make a friendship die quickly and might stir up drama between each other.
Girls Get Together. Whether it’s a lunch date, girl’s night out, or straight up hang out, getting together with your girlfriend shows a sign that you love her company.
Honesty. True friendship does not fault you for keeping it real. You want to have each other’s back by looking out for one another. Honesty is the best policy but also be empathetic while doing it.
Support. It can be through a time of struggle, pain, lending a helping hand and more. Being there and having each other’s back is the best way to care for your girlfriends. Laughter. Remember it’s always easy to talk to each other about your difficult times but you also want to share some laughs on the regular basis. Sharing laughter helps relieve your body and mind from stress. Every girlfriend should make laughing a priority in their friendships.
- Francesca Cange