Strengthen the bonds of your friendship to last a lifetime

It is never easy to handle every high and low in your life on your own. Staying without friendships is actually not possible in this world, as you require support and encouragement from others when you are entangled in challenging situations. Your real friends are those who accept you in all situations and help you survive through every difficult moment. Your friends give you motivating advice under adverse conditions. They are your courage and strength for a lifetime. Thus, it is essential that you develop your bonds of friendship for a lifetime and keep nurturing them with mutual support and affection.

Define your life with cultivating great friendships

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When your aim is to develop a lifetime friendship, you also need to define your life through it. Be conscious of your friendships and acknowledge that your lifetime friends are the ones who will always be there with you. Make your friends a valuable part of your life. Give value to them so you do not drift away from them over time. It is important not to have friends for a reason, as you may part ways when that reason is over. Thus, make such friends who are compatible and cultivate your relationship with them.

Be helpful to your friends

Handling a Depressed Friend

Friendship is based on the give-and-take principle. There is an exchange of information, ideas, emotions, and much more. Thus, it is very important to understand that your friends are not there to only help and give. You will need to base your friendship bonds on shared experiences. Be willing to support your friends if you are seeking support from them. Help them when they require you in a difficult situation. Solve their problems or at least give them your shoulder if you cannot help in other ways. Extending timely help is the actual test of the strength of your friendship.

Never ignore old friends when you progress

Never ignore old friends

Many friendships end at a point when one of the friends moves ahead in life and makes progress. Once they become rich and successful, they start ignoring their old friends who always supported them. In fact, a good friendship survives for a lifetime when both the friends want to make each other’s lives better. Financial or career progress must never affect your friendship. The value of money does not dictate the value of your old friends. Thus, you should always try to stay in touch with old friends who have shared your hard times.

Acknowledge the need for friends

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As you have basic needs, you also have social and support needs. Nobody can survive alone in this world. To interact and share your feelings, it is important to maintain social bonds with people who understand you. While you may remain independent and lost in your studies and work during your youth, you will realize the worth of lifetime friendships in an adverse circumstance when you may not be able to cope up without the help of a friend. This need keeps on increasing, as you grow older during adulthood. By a later time in your life, several transitions would have taken place. At that time, you would just have your close friends to depend upon. Thus, treasure your friendships forever.

Clear misunderstandings with friends

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While it is easy to ignore a misunderstanding with a friend, it can be difficult to lose a good friend. Thus, you should work on clearing any misunderstanding you may have with your close friends. Give up your ego and try to understand their viewpoints. Discuss issues with them and come on friendly terms again. Understanding each other is the base of long-lasting relationships.

Summary

When you understand the need for some good friends and acknowledge their value in your life, you will be able to develop lifetime relationships to be cherished.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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