Friendship is one of the most important parts in life. Real friends are very helpful for everyone to go through each chapter of their lives. Just like any other relationship, friendship needs time to maintain and build. One of the most important things is to appreciate and respect each other.
However, it is not as easy as it seems. Maintaining and building good friendship needs time and good commitment. Read on to get more information about how to maintain a good friendship.
Be a good contributor to your friendship. You have to make a good intention that is to give instead of expecting more. By having this kind of intention, you will be willing to give for your relationship to grow strong. However, the one you have your relationship with should do the same thing as you do. In another words, it should be mutual so that bother of you can help each other.
Try to listen. There will be a time in which your friend needs to share all what she/he feel. She/he knows what should she/he do, but she/he just need to express her/his feeling with no interruptions. For this reason, instead of being a good advisor, you should be able to be a good listener as well. It will help her/him be positive and able to handle her/his own situation.
Encourage your friend. Encouragement is much needed especially when she/he is feeling down. You can encourage each other for a responsible decision. In addition, it is also important to motivate each other to be a batter person.
Be tactful. If your friend makes a mistake, you have to be tactful before pointing out her/his mistake. You have to consider that she/he may not realize the mistake she/he did and she/he may feel justified. Therefore, it will be better for you to be honest and sincere without harping on the situation. If you hard the situation, it can possibly break up your friendship.
Don’t be a clingy friend. You have to keep in mind that your friend needs her/his own privacy. It will be resulting worse if you control your friend too much. In addition, good quality friendship will be able to survive the test of distance and time. Of course, spending some time with her/him is enjoyable, yet being with her/him all the time is not a good idea, is it?
Be trustful. When your friend tells you about all the things she/he faces, you have to keep it by yourself so that she/he can really trust you and your friendship will get stronger. Give an advice she/he needs it to solve the problem. In addition, trust is the higher appreciation you can get from your friend so be trustful and have a healthier friendship.