Here’s how you can connect with your friend better.

Take turns to give your opinions

Both of you can be highly opinionated, at times even becoming contentious. Take turns to give your opinion – listen patiently and don’t interrupt.

Give the big picture first

Focus on the gist of the issue and painting the big picture. Don’t go into the details unless asked.

Be authentic with your feelings

Don’t hide behind formalities; your friend enjoys it that you are authentic about your feelings and you share them.

Don’t let stubbornness spoil the relationship

Your stubbornness to hold on to your opinion may at times spoil the relationship. Learn to compromise and prioritise the relationship.

Focus on making the world better

When you focus on how you can help others develop themselves mentally, spiritually and emotionally, your friend will be more receptive to your ideas.