Building Friendships is not a coincidence. Whether or not the bond of friendship survives, requires effort and commitment. Starting from accepting change, having resilience, respect, and focusing on what can be shared instead of enlarging comparisons.
In the context of building a bond of friendship that lasts a lifetime, intimacy and tolerance also means belonging. Quoting Psychology Today, Friday, November 11, in seeking lasting friendship bonds, between friends need to be committed and strive with love. More specifically, Kathy McCoy, Ph. D., psychotherapist and journalist, shares tips on how to build lifelong friendships.
The bond of friendship based on transactional needs will not last forever. That is, lifelong friendships can be formed on the basis of kindness, keeping secrets, giving support, and being a good listener. Means to be known, this kindness goes both ways, you and your friends each want and can benefit from the bond formed.
2. Give room for growth and change
Did your bond with your friends begin when you were a child, youth, or when you were young? For McCoy, old friendships can change. Friends and you may have been giving each other room to grow. Friendship also does not expect each other to always freeze at one time. A friend of yours, may be married, separated, have a career comparison, or socioeconomic status. They and you grew up in each other’s personal lives, but remained best friends.
3. Creating connections beyond initial interest
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