Apart from family, friends play an integral role in everyone’s life. Be it a child or an adult, everyone needs friends to walk along in all phases of life. No matter how much one fights with them but at the end of the day, they are the ones whose presence makes a difference.
It has become essential to distinguish between fake and real friends. Real friends surely make your life much happier, but we generally tend to take them for granted. So why not make them realize how lucky you are to have them!
Here’s a list of ways in which one can make their true friends realize their importance in their life.
1. HEARING THEM OUT :
At times, it is not about providing the right advice to your friend but about listening to them and providing them your shoulder to cry or laugh on. Listening to their rants and melodramas will surely make them feel light.
This is one of the best ways to express your love, care, and concern towards your friend.
2. BEING EXPRESSIVE :
No doubt that your friends know about how much you care for them. But, like any other relationship, friendship also needs to be expressed at times.
Sending texts like ‘I love you’ and ‘you mean so much to me’ maintains that spark in your friendship and ensures that things don’t go wrong.
3. APPRECIATE AND COMPLIMENT THEM :
Usually, one doesn’t appreciate and compliment his/her friends that often. The ‘taken for granted’ feeling generally comes when the friendship grows older. But a ‘Thank You’ text surely makes your friend realize that they matter to you.
4. TALK TO THEM REGULARLY :
Communication is one of the best ways to know and understand each other better. Asking them about their day or sharing your experiences with them makes them feel that they have someone to lean upon.
5. GIVE THEM YOUR TIME :
Texting them or calling them daily surely makes a difference. But, at the same time, it is also important to ensure that you meet them personally. Meeting them is always a better way to express your love and affection towards someone.
6. EXPRESS YOUR AFFECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA :
Tagging them on friendship posts on Facebook and sending them cheesy friendship quotes over WhatsApp and Instagram gives them a signal about how much you think about them throughout the day.
7. CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORIES :
Be it a big achievement like getting a new job or a small accomplishment like winning a competition, you should always express your happiness towards it in the best possible way.
8. PLAN SURPRISES :
Being a friend, you know what makes him/her happy. Try to arrange for some of them on their special occasions or accomplishments so that they know how much you value them.
9. ENCOURAGE THEM :
Without even thinking twice, you should make sure that you are around them in their bad times. Be their support them and boost their morale to the best possible extent so that they know that you are with them even in the dark times.
10. INTRODUCE THEM TO YOUR FAMILY :
Sharing your relationship stories, making them meet your family and sharing about your love and personal life makes them feel that you trust them. Disclosing such personal things about your life will surely make them feel that they have an important role to play in your life.
11. UNDERSTAND THEIR STRUGGLE :
As a good friend, you should not ask them about the problems and struggles that they are facing. You should instead try to look into it and help them come out of it even without them knowing about it. This will surely prove your care and concern towards them.
12. BE A LOYAL FRIEND :
The only thing that separates a loyal friend from all others is that he/she doesn’t talk behind your back. Be it something that you don’t like about them or something you want your friend to improve it, you should always try to tell that to him directly.
13. EXPLORE THINGS WITH THEM :
Friendship is not only about understanding or helping each other; it is more about enjoying your life to the best of your abilities. Planning trips, going on adventures surely adds more liveliness to the friendship.
14. ASK THEM IF THEY NEED YOUR HELP :
At times, you may be able to sense that your friend needs your help. Understanding what they want, you should immediately rush to get them out of the problem.
15. BE THERE WHEN THEY NEED YOU :
Everyone is present around during merry times, but a true friend is always around when you actually need them. Helping them come out of pain and or assisting them in completing their work, it all counts when it comes to caring for your dear ones.