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

Generalise things more

During discussions, try to tie things together instead of only talking about specifics. It will also be helpful to your friend if you can offer a framework for your thoughts.

Avoid changing plans

Stay committed to the plans you have made. Try not to back out or change plans without giving your friend some notice.

Grant solitude to your friend

Respect your friend’s need for quiet to time to concentrate on projects that he/she cares about.

Share meaningful experiences

Make an effort to join your friend in pursuing causes or areas of interests that are meaningful to him/her!

Offer little acts of support

When your friend is stressed, offer simple and loving expressions of support, like a cup of tea or a bouquet of fresh flowers.