Do you both have to go grocery shopping? Go together! It might seem silly, but even the most mundane of activities are better with a friend around.
A phone call with a friend doesn't mean you need to plan an activity together. Simply calling and catching up, rather than texting or emailing, is a great way to let friends know that they're still a priority, even if you live across the country.
Is your friend having a party? Get a babysitter and go. It seems simple (and even a bit selfish, since you'll be having fun,) but the affirmation that a friend wants to come to your event is heartwarming.
Simply and genuinely asking a friend how her life is going — and then really hearing her answers — can break down barriers and become a bonding experience.
Friends sometimes fight; that's a fact of life. You can limit a fight's severity, however, by simply apologizing and meaning it. Be the bigger person. Lead by example. Maybe the next time, she'll do the same.
You don't need to go out to have fun. Simply sitting on the porch and sharing a bottle of vino is a great way to catch up and bond.
Call it a girls night out. Get dinner at your favorite sushi restaurant and go see that silly chick flick. Doing the little things that make you both happy will strengthen your relationship.
If neither of you have been horseback riding or gone to trapeze school, just go for it! Having a friend around makes any activity fun. Plus, if both of you fail at the activity, that's always good for a laugh.
Is your kid going through a weird phase? Has your husband taken up an annoying new habit? Friends are a bit like psychologists: They listen and offer input, but unlike a psychologist, they actually make you laugh.
There's nothing quite like saying "remember when …" and then acting on it.
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