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

Encourage your friend to share

Your friend is a person of few words. Encourage your friend to share by asking genuine, caring questions and listening patiently.

Be available

Avail yourself to participate in activities with your friend, by planning for free time or doing so spontaneously.

Participate in your friend’s interests

Try to participate in some activities that your friend is interested in, such as running, hiking or the like. 

Expect changes

Your friend may change plans and schedules often without informing you. Be patient as this will get on your nerves.

Try not to boss your friend around

Watch your tendency to impose rules and structure on your friend. Give him/her freedom to choose and decide.