Why Continually Making Friends Is Important

Posted on October 25, 2016 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal

There comes a time when you may have a lot of friends in your life, which is certainly a blessing. You might not feel the need to actively make new friends, but before you decide that the current friendships you have are enough, here are some things to consider.

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Meeting friends over coffee

Quality Over Quantity

With friendship, quality relationships win out over the number of people you have in your life. It’s not enough just to have a full social calendar. The best friendships are ones that nurture you and help you grow to be a more complete person.

If you have a lot of friends, but don’t feel fulfilled emotionally, perhaps you haven’t met those one or two key friends who “get” you and will help you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Don’t be afraid to get out and meet new friends in this case, because one of them might unexpectedly change your life for the better.

 

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Girlfriends taking a snapshot.

Easier to Meet New Friends When You’re Doing It Casually

If you’re desperate for friends, you will probably not make good choices when it comes to letting new people in your life. However, if you consistently do one or two things that will help you meet new friends, your relationships will be more authentic. A new friendship can’t be forced or rushed, so it’s a good idea to casually keep your eye open to potential new pals while still enjoying the full life you already have.

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Friends can help you get past a big blow up.

-friendship.about.com

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