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

Purposefully engage

It takes a good authentic conversation to build a relationship. Be intentional in learning about your friend.

Share your values

Be open to share what is important to you, and invite your friend to share his/her values too.

Don’t judge your friend

It’s important you don’t judge your friend for being different from you or live up to a standard you deem important.

Support your friend

Encourage your friend’s dreams and visions, though you may not fully agree with them. Find ways to support your friend practically.

Have meaningful conversations about growth

Grow together. Have meaningful conversations about the things that are important to both of you, and how both of you can move forward these goals.