In romantic relationships, it’s common sense to show love and care for your partner over time and to talk through disagreements when things go wrong. However, lots of people don’t consciously think about how they communicate, show love, and resolve conflict in friendships.
Pay attention to what makes you feel connected in your friendship–maybe it’s thoughtful conversation, your shared love of kayaking, or testing out new recipes together. Once you know what’s meaningful to the two of you, you can be intentional about how you bond.
And when you feel disconnected, don’t be shy about bringing it up! Friends need to have relationship talks too.
Contributor: Louise Head from Life Unscripted Counseling