Tips on how to build up and maintain an everlasting friendship

wildlittlefan By wildlittlefan, 16th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is a fact in life that human is not an isolated island and we all need friends in this world. However, there are some things we need to be aware of in building up and maintain an everlasting friendship. This article will gives you three tips on this issue.

It is a give and take relationship

It is good to have a friend who can really understand you and give you a hand when you need help. Friendship is a gift from heaven for almost everybody and we do need to treasure this gift. However, it is not difficult to build up an new friendship in this world but there is always some keys for us to maintain an everlasting friendship. The following 3 tips can be useful when you really want to develop a friendship that will last long.

1. It is a give and take relationship
No matter how good your friends are, always remember that they are just human like you. You can't just keep on taking their time when you need it. Nor can you keep on asking for their help without any limit. Sometimes, they even need a break from you and there are times they will need help from you as well. They need your encouragement , understanding, empathy and love as you do. Don't take your friends for granted and send them some gifts once awhile to show that they are always in your mind. It is not about the value of the gift but it is about a love and care behind it.

2. It is a laugh and cry together relationship
Do you want a friend that when you are happy , he will be there. But when you are unhappy, then he is just not there ? Of course not ! Life is full of happy days and days with tears. We need to share our feeling to those who loves to stay around us whether the day is good or bad. We want a friend to share our happiness and we also want a friend to share our sorrow as well. There are times the one who always listen to your sharing, may need your listening ear for their problems as well. Acceptance is one of the keys to maintain life long friendship regarding to what may happen to your friends.

3. It is a trust and no lie relationship
Trust is always a very important key for a life long friendship. Many friendship broke up just because one party of the relationship starting to tell lies and betray the other party. It really hurts and damages the relationship. Although restoration and forgiveness may be happen after a friendship has been broken, it really needs to take a lot of effort and timing to regain the trust in this kinds of situation. Therefore, we surely need to do our best to maintain loyalty to our friends. There is no problem if a minor conflict do occurs with your friends and sometimes it will clear up some misunderstanding as well . Since we will have different points of view and we think differently, we don't expect that we need to always agree with each others. However, one thing we need to be alert at all times, " just don't lie to your friends".

Conclusion :
There is a beautiful story in the Bible described a pure friendship between King David and Johnathan (the son of King Saul). They really showed us what a perfect friendship should be according to God's standard. Although it is not easy to obtain a friendship like that in our times, it surely provides some guidelines for us to know that what we suppose to do in building up and maintain a life long friendship. If you can love your friends just like how you expect others to love you, you will be a good friend for others as well. Anyway, be a blessing to your friend starting from today.

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Bible, Cry, Everlasting Friendship, Friends, Friendship, Help, Johnathan, King David, Laugh, Life Long, Listen, Love, Relationship, Trust

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I am human and I am not a dolphin.I will write anything about life,Christianity and making money online.My blog : http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-gift-ideas-2010-2012

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
17th Jun 2012 (#)

Friends are friends without money involved, try the money tactic and you will see the true face. The one who comes back with no questions asked and interest free taking your word as a promissory note is the truest friend of all but always leave an audit trail for future purposes, it helps in taxation and adds to the trust of that friendship. I count mine on the fingers and till date I have just five true friends. Sometimes even the spouse is not a friend.

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author avatar wildlittlefan
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

It i s good to have friends who can give you a hand when you need help , especially in finance. It is good to know that you have such good friends.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Lovely writing. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar wildlittlefan
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you for your encouragement.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Jun 2015 (#)

We are short of the basic ingredient nowadays for genuine friendship - the time for each other. Social networking friends are too peripheral to the term of friendship - siva

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