4 Keys to Developing and Maintaining Friendships
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People get busy and life has dramatic ups and downs, but if you watch Drag Race every Friday together or bake Betty Crocker cookies every month, you have something to anchor you through the chaos of life.
Friendship is not a monogamous relationship; there is room for more than one. When you’ve known someone for years, try to be confident in the bond you’ve got.
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The best way to have friends is to interact with the same person regularly.
Look for activities where the same core people show up. Keep showing up yourself.
Share some details of your life more freely so that your conversation partner doesn't have to interrogate you. If you feel uncomfortable talking too much, give yourself permission to stretch and grow.
Most people are secretly scared of getting rejected. Assume that people like you and act in kind.
Don't wait for them to start a conversation. Say "hello." They might be relieved you took the initiative.