• Key Things Every Good Friend Should Do

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    Friends have a strong influence on our actions, especially in our youth. “They will influence how you think and act, and even help determine the person you will become.” And when you choose good friends, “they will be a great strength and blessing to you. … They will help you be a better person and will make it easier for you to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

    Move from occasional buds to BFFs with advice from our relationship experts.

    1. Find the time
    Build a get-together into your schedule (join a committee or attend weekly yoga together), so you see each other regularly. “Then after class, get a smoothie or tea to spend quality time talking and sharing,” says Shasta Nelson, CEO, a women’s friendship matching site. Most women consider someone a friend after six to eight interactions — about two months into the weekly fitness routine.

    2. Pump up the positive
    Vent sessions and heart-to-hearts are healthy, but in moderation. Compliment your friend on an accomplishment, try something new together, and take photos. “Powerhouse female friendships are relationships where women are cheering, supporting and both publicly and privately affirming each other,” Nelson says.

    3. Use (don’t abuse) social media
    Liking a pal's post or leaving her a quick note is a great way to remind a friend you’re thinking of her, …

    This is the test of true friendship. Fake friends will be with you when you are happy since they want to share your happiness. But fake friends won’t be with you in difficult times. Only true friends willchoose to be with you in difficult times.

    Make sure to read the rest of the article Goodhousekeeping.



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