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

Speak up

Speak plainly as your friend may misinterpret your silence for disapproval or judgement.

Make it specific

Make your communication specific, not big picture or vague. Give the to-dos and the actionable steps, not the theory.

Have fun activities together

Connect with your friend by having fun activities together, preferably outdoors.

Don’t expect your friend to engage you in debate

While you may enjoy debate, your friend doesn’t. Refrain from discussing topics or ideas that do not directly lead to action.

Give options

Your friend enjoys the freedom of choice. Let them decide, even though you may already have an opinion which is better.