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

Listen patiently

Hear them out without criticism or judgement, even if your friend is repeating himself/herself or being overly emotional.

Spend quality time together

Have some quality 1-1 time together. Offer small, thoughtful expressions of affections.

Be helpful and supportive

Lend your friend a helping hand, especially during stressful or busy times. Show your support by being there physically and emotionally.

Remember important days

Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and whatnot. Mark them down on your calendars if you do not want to upset your friend!

Share your feelings

Take the initiative to share your feelings and personal reactions, instead of waiting to be asked. Your friend appreciates an open sharing.