Acquaintace or friend: building close friendships.
About friends and friendships web covers whatfriendships are, how to build friendships from casual friends, maintaining friendships,and what happens when friendships end.
The Friendsand Friendships Web. The friendship web explains the basics of friendship, making friends, and maintaining truefriendships.
There is nosubstitute for a friend!
What is friendship? Friendshipis an in-depth relationship. Friendship is comfortable and relaxed. Friendship requiresmeeting the needs of both friends.
Buildinga friendship from casual friends. Building friendshipstakes time. Friendships require self-disclosure so any friendship has risks, Talkingand listening builds friendships. Friendships require equality and loyalty from friends.
Maintenanceof friendships is crucial. Friendships can not be neglected.One-on-one contact is a prerequisite of friendships. Friends must be flexible. Conflictmust be resolved for friendships to continue.
Friendshipsdo end. Friendships may not last. Friendships can lose importance and die gradually. Somefriendships end abruptly with unresolved conflict. The worst enemy of friendships ischange by one or both friends. There is usually pain with the loss of friendship.
SettingLimits in Friendships Friendships as well as all otherrelationships must have limits. You set limits with your friends because you care for themand your relationship with them, not because you don’t.
Manipulation: If you think you are beingmanipulated, either by a friend, mate/lover, or relative, take this short test to check itout.
Conversation:Being able to carry on a comfortable conversation with a social acquaintance is a matterof practice and following certain procedures in communicating. It also works for bestfriends, too.