Build and maintain relationships that can make you a better version of yourself
- Build relationships gradually.
Relationships and friendships do not begin overnight, so invest in them.
- Invite others periodically.
For example, you could invite your friends for weekend family breakfast, swap nights, dinner, and after church lunch.
- Resist the urge to apologize about your home.
Sentences like “sorry my house is messy” or “sorry it’s so dark” are indications that you are not contented with your home.
- Let others know about your everyday life.
Tell them the good or bad things that happen to you, even if they are not a big deal. This will help you connect with them better.
- Share jokes or other silly things that are not really important.
Sharing jokes, laughing together, and talking about other things like Kate Middleton’s sense of fashion is a way to have a good time with friends.
- Ask for help.
We all need support from our friends, so feel free to ask for help in both big and small crises.
- Express your feelings as they are.
Do not claim that everything is always fine. Let your friends know when you are disappointed, frustrated, angry, or happy.
- Let go when you can’t connect with others.
You can’t be friends with everyone.
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