How to maintain a friendship?

Philippines
September 28, 2010 5:26am CST
BE SENSITIVE - Sometime we may hurt someone's feelings without really meaning to. We may, without thinking , poke fun at a friend for something he or she is sensitive about. Friendship can rise and fall at moments like this. Its very important to be sensitive to the feelings of your friends and not humiliate them in front of others. It's equally important to apologize if you have offended them. Have you offended or hurt a friend? are you still friends with them until now? any tips to make friendship last forever? pls. share. :)
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@xanxan (2)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
i always believe in starting from myself. be a friend and you will find friends. do unto others what you would have others do to you. if you want others to be honest with you, then you have to honest with them. of course, when you take the first step of kindness. your kindness may not have a positive respond; this way, you will also know who to drop off as a friend.
@yeyelee (370)
• China
29 Sep 10
Just be yourself,and you'll attract a group of friends who like your character.As for those people who dislike you,would you care their feelings much?Everyone is not perfect and have different characteristics,so have different friend groups.If you wanna become a public friend everyone could get along with,just overcome most of your shortcomings and improve your IQ,EQ,do everyting to enrich yourself.Impossible,we all know.
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
agree. birds of the same feather flock together. what is important in this respect is making friends who have the same values as you do. friends may have differences in personality. that's ok. more variety and more interesting. for those who would like to have as many friends as possible, then he will have to adjust or adopt himself more in order to enlarge his circle of friend. for me, a few good and true friends are more important than having lots of friends.
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@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 10
Of course I've done something just like what you told above. The best way to maintain friendship is through experience and communication. With our experience, we will be able to recognize many types of people and react according to their characteristic. Through communication we will be able to understand our partner better, about what they like or dislike, about what we can and cannot do, etc.
• India
29 Sep 10
Yes i completely agree with that. Experience communication teaches us completely, and soon we realise the likes and dislikes of that person.
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
a could maintain a friendship by trusting each other not to hurt their feelings..or where they are happy in such a thing you also be happy for them..not to become a killjoy..
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
The best way is to be true to each other. Bad things will always happen but it would be just fine if a friend could always get the truth from you. I also find that understanding is a must for a friendship. If you just understand each other, nothing could really go wrong.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
To maintain friendships is hard. There are friends who may use you and others may be sincere or for real. Friends who can be themselves and accepts you for who you are and not for what you have is real. How to maintain a friendship I think is simply being yourself. Showing them the real you. Friends do fight sometimes, but they know when it is petty or accept who has faults.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
28 Sep 10
I believe we have all at some time or another hurt someone or been hurt by someone that we care about. The most important thing we can do is to be sincere and make an apology. Sometimes we say things or do things without thinking first and this can lead to pain to those whom we care about. Friendships are very important and can make our lives more enjoyable. Therefore it is vital to maintain them and keep them good.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
For me to maintain friendship is to maintain also respect and trust to him/her. As i experienced this is the main key to maintain any relationship even it is friend or love relationship. Trust and respect is the most important ingredients to maintain the love. And became also sensitive to their feelings. Be sure that he /she will not offended to all the words we are about to say. Always put ourselves to them as we can feel them also. Have a nice day friend!