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

Share your thoughts

Be open about your thoughts and feelings, especially with regards to your needs in the friendship.

Remember important dates

Observe important dates and holidays. Try to plan ahead, so you will be prepared with a thoughtful and appropriate gift for these meaningful occasions.

Give feedback with love

Focus on the positive whenever you are asked to share your opinions. Ensure that critical feedback is always given gently and lovingly.

Offer a helping hand

Appreciate the many ways your friend keeps things running smoothly. Say thank you and ask if there is anything you can do to help your friend.

Turn up for the social events

Accompany your friend for as many social events as you can. But if you’re genuinely too tired to go, let your friend know so they won’t take it personally.