My relationships are important to me.
I make time for my friends. I stay in touch. I schedule weekly coffee dates and potluck dinners. I plan outings and invite others to join me for fitness classes or concerts in the park.
I use technology. When I am unable to see my friends face to face, I communicate online. I post photos on social media. I throw virtual parties and use apps for watching movies and playing games together.
I reveal myself. I share my thoughts and feelings. I allow myself to be known.
I express my appreciation. I thank my friends for their kindness and assistance. I tell them that they make a difference in my life. I send flowers and surprise gifts.
I create realistic expectations. I celebrate our differences and separate identities. I recognize that friendships change over the years. I seek support from many sources rather than overburdening one friend.
I resolve conflicts promptly and respectfully. I apologize when I let someone down. I am quick to forgive and eager to compromise. My relationships grow stronger when we collaborate on finding solutions.
I earn trust. I follow through on my promises. I protect confidential information.
Today, I cultivate mutually supportive friendships. I feel close and connected.
- What is one fun activity that I enjoy sharing with my friends?
- How does my romantic life affect my other relationships?
- How can I make new friends?