Why did friends become so popular

Find and get to know friends

If you haven't had friendships before, it is important to analyze why this is so.

Ask yourself:

  • "What has prevented me from making contact with others so far?" "What am I afraid of?" "What am I missing?"
  • "How did my previous relationships fail?"
  • "What do I need to build a close friendship with another person?"

 

You might find it helpful to ask a loved one you have trust in about how you affect others. Sometimes we are not aware that we have a quirk or quality that is offensive to others. If you have found out why you have not yet had friendships, then think about how you can eliminate these causes. For example, strengthening your self-confidence, overcoming the fear of rejection or adopting conversation strategies such as small talk.

Get active and socialize.

Go to places or events that interest you. Most likely, you already share an interest in this topic with people you meet there. Common interests are a good starting point for an acquaintance that can develop into a friendship. Dating sites are also a promising opportunity to find like-minded people and make friends. The search for a partner for life does not have to be in the foreground when searching on dating portals.

More information from me to get to know friends through online dating.

There is only one way to make friends; to be one yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look for people in whose presence you spontaneously feel comfortable.

Sympathy and a good feeling are the first positive signals that a friendship is beginning. A close friendship can develop from this, but does not necessarily have to be. Some people already have enough friends and just want a nice meeting. Some have also had bad experiences with a friendship and are therefore suspicious and hesitant. The important thing is not to fight for the friendship of people whom you criticize and want to change. You will meet other people who respect and accept you for who you are.

So don't bend over just to make a good impression on others.

In the long run you cannot maintain your facade, quite apart from the fact that it is very exhausting to pretend that you are someone you are not at all.

Behave how you would like a friend to treat you.

Are you honest, benevolent, respectful, and just with other people. So, you're more likely to attract the people you'd like to have as friends. It takes time and effort to develop a deep friendship. Of course, the desire for friendship must come from you and your acquaintance. However, since you can only determine your wishes, attitudes, expectations and your behavior, I would like to introduce you to some strategies for strengthening the friendship.

The first law of friendship is that it must be nurtured. The second is, be lenient when the first is hurt.
Voltaire

Treat your friend with respect and acceptance.

Respect and acceptance are the most important criteria for friendship. You don't always have to agree - on the contrary, just talking by mouth is harmful - but your friend needs to feel that his point of view and feelings are accepted. He thinks, feels and acts in a way that fits his life story.

Make time for your friend and keep them updated on your life.

In order to maintain a friendship, one has to take time for this. If you cannot meet in person, use the sms, e-mail or telephone contact.

Plan activities together.

Friendship lives through common activities and interests or at least exchanging them about them. You can also strengthen friendship by discovering something new, exciting or having fun with your friend.

Support your friend in a crisis.

Own interests must then be put on hold. You have to be willing to listen, or to hear what your friend needs right now. On the other hand, you also need to take care of yourself and let him know when you are reaching your limits.

Forgive your friend small mistakes and weaknesses.

Your friend can only behave as he is able at any moment - given his life experiences, his expectations, his feelings ...

Give your friend your ear.

Listen to him without interrupting him immediately or bombarding him with wise advice. Try to put yourself in his shoes, to understand his point of view, and to empathize with his feelings. Ask questions and summarize what you understand.

Don't skimp on praise and recognition.

Praise your friend for certain traits or behavior. You probably know about yourself how good it is to receive compliments and compliments, and how much more motivated you will be. Consider compliments as a gift to give to the other person and let them decide if they want to accept your gift.

Every now and then, show your gratitude for his friendship.

Don't take his friendship for granted. Small gifts or a thank you message can make your friend feel important to you. He may also feel particularly valued when you think of him on certain occasions, e.g. get him a ticket for his favorite cabaret artist.

Talk about your wants and needs.

Your friend is not a clairvoyant. To secretly expect that he already knows what you need and will fulfill it, puts you in a victim role.

Keep agreements and promises.

For example, if you are unsure whether an appointment could work, it is better to say so than to promise something that you cannot keep.

Are you loyal to your friend.

Keep secrets that your friend confides in you to yourself. Don't speak ill of him behind his back.

Express your opinions and feelings in a non-hurtful way.

It is important that you are open and honest with your friend. Do not hold up a facade just so as not to hurt him or to avoid creating conflict. If you bend over just so as not to destroy the friendship, you are at least destroying the friendship inside you.

Allow closeness.

Open yourself up and, after having been acquainted for some time, also talk about intimacies, weaknesses, insults and disappointments. That makes people likeable and creates closeness.

Are you ready to admit mistakes and apologize.

You cannot undo your wrongdoing, but often all you need to do is apologize.

Look for a balance between give and take.