Having good relationships requires both giving and taking. To grow strong, lasting friendships, it's important to be a good friend.
Return phone calls and emails promptly; better yet, initiate those correspondences. Take note of meaningful events in your friends' lives and reach out when those occasions come around. Also, express appreciation for the love and support you receive.
Be happy when your friends succeed. Comparisons and jealousy won't just turn off your friends -- they'll also make you feel worse about yourself. Celebrate accomplishments with them, and they'll share in your joys, too.
Almost everyone has a loved one who's wronged her in some way; if you're human, you've most likely done something wrong to someone you love at least once, too. While you can't change the past, you can change the present and future. Forgive your friends and family to bring more happiness into your life and theirs.
Life can be stressful, and you both need some fun times. Find out when the local comedy club is open or the newest chick flick is on; try a new restaurant together or take a fun class.
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