to Find Everlasting Friends
Everyone needs a friend. Someone with whom, you can share secrets,
go shopping, and party like a star! Celebrities need best friends
too. Underneath all that glamour and cutthroat competition of
Hollywood, there are some genuine friendships. Jennifer Aniston and
Courtenay Cox may have started out with sharing screen on
Friends but these two co-stars took their friendship off screen
too. Courtenay was at Jenís side, when Jenís marriage to Brad Pitt
ended. Their friendship is so deep that today Jen is godmother to
Courtney's daughter, Coco.
Similarly, famous Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are best of
friends. Today, Oprah might be one of the most famous women but
she never forgot her friend. King is the editor of her magazine
and often appears on show. Making friends is not an easy task
but to maintain a lifelong friendship is surely an intricate
task. Maintaining everlasting friendships require effort. Busy
lifestyles - work, marriage, kids, and divorce can take a toll
over your friendships. If you are spending a large part of
your time with your random neighbors and coworkers than your
friends, itís time to rejuvenate your old friendships!
Friendships need nurturing else they die. So, here are few tips
to help you maintain lifelong friendships.
Tips To Maintain
Communication is the key for a successful relationship. Like any
other relationship, friendship requires honest communication.
Regular phone calls are an effective way of keeping the communication channel open. If you are staying distances apart, then
e-mail can be your first step of communication. Exchange daily
e-mails or set up a time to meet on instant messenger and exchange
messages. Keep the communication channel open to maintain
friendship, there will always be times when your friend will need
someone to listen to him/her. Itís the time to provide listening ear
to him/her. Your friend is looking for someone who can listen to
his/ her problems without being judgmental. Even if you donít agree
with him/her and think that he/ she is mishandling the problem,
donít interrupt. Itís important to be a good listener. For
maintaining lifelong friendships, you should remember important
dates like his or her birthday, anniversary, and other dates, which
are important to your friend. In a friendship itís important to not
to hold grudges. Itís easy to be displeased thinking that you are
the one who is initiating all calls and e-mails. Take all this with
a pinch of salt. It might be that your friend feels that you are
busy with work or doesnít feel comfortable calling at an
inappropriate time. You need to be more thoughtful out of the two of
you. There is nothing wrong with that!
you think your friend is making a mistake, express your concerns.
Give honest advice and suggestion to him. However, in this process,
choose your words very carefully. Try to be nonjudgmental and avoid
finding faults with your friends. If you feel that, your friend
needs to improve in certain areas then put it across politely.
quite natural to disagree with each other. However, try to keep your
arguments to a minimum. Donít blow things out of proportion and try
solving them over a chat. Try to keep the lines of communication
open and apologize, if you feel that you were wrong. If you let go a
silly argument for long then it can blow out of proportion. If
you are lucky enough to live in a same neighborhood or in the same
city, why not plan sleepover? Just like old times, talk with each
other, exchange gossips, enjoy food, and have a good time. Plan a
day out with your friend. If you live in a same city, meet once in
month over lunch or dinner. Going out for shopping or for a movie
together is an unbeatable idea!