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They stash their phones when they're with you. A study out of the United Kingdom found that even just the presence of a phone has the ability to take away from personal connections -- something your BFF wouldn't let happen. They really listen. How many times have you tried to have a conversation with someone, only for that person to turn the topic back to him or herself?
Somehow the venting moments and the catch-up sessions aren't quite as fulfilling. Conversations with real friends aren't one-sided. Being able to have an open, two-way dialogue with someone improves the chances that the relationship is going to be stronger. According to listening expert Paul Sacco, Ph.
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They support us through adversity. It's one thing to have friends who provide support during times of success. But genuine friends are there through all of our peaks and valleys -- the grief, the joy, the failures and everything in between. They keep our stress in check. One of the hallmarks of a long-lasting friendship is knowing what makes the other person tick. Genuine friends can sense duress -- and thereby assist in making better decisions, Rowney says.
And even when we're not looking for advice, their presence alone can calm us. One study found that just spending time with a best friend can help beat stress. They keep us humble. Rowney says that while genuine friends celebrate our every accomplishment, they also remind us of our roots.
They know the deep-down, base version of you.
40 Friendship Quotes to Dedicate to Your One and Only Bestie
So not only will they support you when you succeed, but they remind you [of] where you came from. They have our backs, even when life gets tricky. You and your friends may have grown apart due to changes in your lives or interests. Or maybe you've moved to a new community and haven't yet found a way to meet people. Developing and maintaining good friendships takes effort. The enjoyment and comfort friendship can provide, however, makes the investment worthwhile. Quality counts more than quantity. While it's good to cultivate a diverse network of friends and acquaintances, you also want to nurture a few truly close friends who will be there for you through thick and thin.
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It's possible that you've overlooked potential friends who are already in your social network. Think through people you've interacted with — even very casually — who made a positive impression. If anyone stands out in your memory as someone you'd like to know better, reach out. Ask mutual friends or acquaintances to share the person's contact information, or — even better — to reintroduce the two of you with a text, email or in-person visit.
Extend an invitation to coffee or lunch.
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The broader your efforts, the greater your likelihood of success. Persistence also matters. Take the initiative rather than waiting for invitations to come your way, and keep trying.
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You may need to suggest plans a few times before you can tell if your interest in a new friend is mutual. Above all, stay positive.
You may not become friends with everyone you meet, but maintaining a friendly attitude and demeanor can help you improve the relationships in your life and sow the seeds of friendship with new acquaintances. Joining a chat group or online community might help you make or maintain connections and relieve loneliness. However, research suggests that use of social networking sites doesn't necessarily translate to a larger offline network or closer offline relationships with network members. In addition, remember to exercise caution when sharing personal information or arranging an activity with someone you've only met online.
Developing and maintaining healthy friendships involves give-and-take. Sometimes you're the one giving support, and other times you're on the receiving end. Letting friends know you care about them and appreciate them can help strengthen your bond.
It's as important for you to be a good friend as it is to surround yourself with good friends. Manage your nerves with mindfulness. You may find yourself imagining the worst of social situations, and feel tempted to stay home. Use mindfulness exercises to reshape your thinking. Each time you imagine the worst, pay attention to how often the embarrassing situations you're afraid of actually take place. You may notice that the scenarios you fear usually don't happen. When embarrassing situations do happen, remind yourself that your feelings will pass, and you can handle them until they do.
Yoga and other mind-body relaxation practices also may reduce anxiety and help you face situations that make you feel nervous. Remember, it's never too late to build new friendships or reconnect with old friends.