Nigerian forum: Romance & Friendship - To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile.
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17 Aug 2015 00:35

21 Ways to Build
Strong Friendships

Be you. The greatest gift you can
give to others is you—the real
you. So, pull off your mask and be
Be friendly. Mother was right;
you have to be a friend to have a
Be giving. What can you do for
another that will make their life
Be encouraging. The kind words
you have for others are a balm
for their soul. Spread them
Be interesting. Cultivate yourself
so you have something to share
with others. Read. Travel. Learn.
Be loyal. Through thick and thin,
be loyal to your friend. From their
best moments to their worst,
stick by your friend’s side.
Be enriching. A true friend adds
value to others by having a
lifestyle of value.
Be understanding. Seek first to
understand your friend. Then
you can help them understand
Be direct. If misunderstandings
arise, tackle them head-on with
gentle honesty. Never let a
disagreement fester and damage
a friendship.
Be accepting. Just because
someone is different from you
doesn’t mean you can’t find
common ground on which to
build a firm friendship. Go
outside your “zone” to find
Be flexible. People’s lives ebb
and flow. So do friendships. Let it
be okay to have changing
degrees of closeness with your
Be available. Our busy lives
make time a very precious
commodity. Schedule regular
time with friends and stay in
contact via email, text, or phone
Be a listener. Truly listen to your
friend. Don’t spend their talking
time framing what you’re going
to say next.
Be fun. The more fun you share
with others, the more fun you
Be positive. People like to be
around someone who makes
them feel better, not someone
who poisons their time together
with toxic negativity.
Be honest. When a friend’s
actions or decisions scare you,
share your heart in a non-
judgmental way. If not you, then
Be dependable. Don’t let your
friends down—ever.
Be appreciative. Tell your friends
how much they mean to you. You
may think they already know this,
but a verbal affirmation every so
often makes sure they do.
Be respectful. You and your
friends may not have the same
likes and dislikes in people,
politics, or passions. Be
respectful of these differences.
Be considerate. Give your
friends space and be accepting
of their time with family and
other friends.
Be supportive. Cheer friends on
when they “win,” cry with them
when they “lose,” and laugh with
them when either of you do
something stupid.
Building a lasting friendship is
not easy. If you are authentic and
are willing to open yourself up to
others, you will find that there
are many people who are
looking for a good friend. So, if
you haven’t already, take the time
to invest in friendships. They may
be your lifelines one day, and you
may be one for them.

Edited by Ayoolajames007 / 17 Aug 2015 00:39
17 Aug 2015 10:30

Nigeria I need someone to be my frnd

17 Aug 2015 12:38

thanks for the Enlightment

17 Aug 2015 17:55


17 Aug 2015 18:28

Thanks for guides

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1 Sep 2015 00:53

U re' right may God help us