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The 5 Commandments For Being A Good Friend

The best thing we can do to have strong friendships is to be good friends ourselves.

What About Your Friends?

When it comes to friendship, we often focus on the actions and attitudes of others while failing to truly examine ourselves. Reflection and self-awareness are essential to friendship because while we will never be able to control another person's behavior, one of the best things we can do to have strong friendships is to be good friends ourselves. Here's how:

Show Grace

We are all imperfect, which means that for any long-term relationship to be successful, both parties will have to show grace and forgiveness to one another. Part of being a good friend is knowing when to show grace. When you care about people, there's a strong possibility that they will hurt your feelings at some point. Most of the time it's unintentional or the result of a misunderstanding...

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