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

Speak up intentionally

Make it a point to speak up and make yourself be heard. They may unintentionally dominate a conversation.

Do fun things together

The best way to connect with your friend is to do fun, preferably outdoor activities together.

Don’t take things personally

Sometimes your friend may say something you deem insensitive or offensive, but don’t take it personally. It’s more often said in jest and more likely dealing with the issue at hand.

Don’t micromanage

Your friend craves the freedom to decide what and how he/she wants to do. Refrain from micromanaging them in any way.

Be patient with your friend’s spontaneity

Your friend will make changes to plans and schedules before telling you. Be patient, for it will get on your nerves.