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

Do what you say you will

Keep your promises and hold on to your commitments. Be prompt or call your friend when you’re running late to meet him/her.

Lend a helping hand

Taking the initiative to help your friend with chores or errands is one of the things he/she will appreciate the most!

Share your thoughts

Be open in sharing your thoughts and reactions, let your friend in on what’s happening in your life. Communicate intentionally.

Avoid springing surprises

Your friend will find way more misery than delight in surprises. Instead, acknowledge your friend’s need for predictability and give some notice if plans are changed.

Remember important dates

Plan ahead so you’re prepared for important holidays and celebrations. Participate in events that your friend has helped to organise as well.