The Benefits Of A Best Friend
Having a best friend is a bit like being in a romantic relationship if you think about it. You meet someone – at whatever age – and make the decision to let them into your life. Luckily, they make the decision to let you in too. Then you choose to spend your time with her and share your experiences with her. You go to the cinema together, you go out to eat and you spend girly evenings in just snuggled on the couch.
A Best Friend Comes With Challenges
Naturally, there will be challenges to any friendship. Everyone goes through hard times and sometimes it’s difficult not to take this out on those closest to you. And you might be on the receiving end of this a fair few times too! But the purpose of friendship is to be there for your friend, no matter what, through thick and thin.
Never stop having fun with your friend.
We will all reach a stage in our lives when the responsibilities and stress mount up a lot more than they used to be.
Use your quality time spent with your friend to laugh, giggle and be silly. Be spontaneous wherever you can and try to never lose that playful child within
Show A Genuine Interest
As a friend, you should feel appreciated and valued by loved ones. You should make sure your friend feels as valued. Even when you have something niggling on your mind, ensure you ask her about her life. There’s nothing more frustrating to feel like your friend is only using you to vent their frustrations – so try to do this as little as possible!
Life gets in the way at times. Perhaps you’re super busy at work or you feel snowed under with the stress of moving house.
Don’t let things like this get in the way of genuinely being there for big events in her life.
Pull out the stops with her hen do as a bridesmaid. Browse ideas for a baby shower gift to try and get her the most special gift you can. And, if she suffers from a loss of a loved one or a relationship breakdown, make sure you are there for her to turn to.
As girls, we know it’s a little tricky not to get a bit moody sometimes! If she snaps at you one day or seems to go astray for a bit, try your best to forgive. It’s natural for friendships to drift in and out over the years but try to hold on to the ones that mean a lot to you. If you feel your bestie has wronged you, it’s worth sitting down and properly talking through any issues. It will usually transpire that you both feel as terrible and want to reconcile things!
Just remember that your bestie chose you to be her best friend because she felt you had a positive impact on her life in one or many ways. Try to remain optimistic and hold on to that bond you formed when you first met.