Becoming a better friend
February 12, 2008 7:49 AM Subscribe
What little things do great friends do that sets them apart from others?
posted by PFL to human relations (29 answers total) 210 users marked this as a favorite
I want to become a more thoughtful friend and person. I don't find myself particularly rude or selfish, but at the same time I don't really go out of my way to brighten anybody else's day or let them know I'm thinking about them. As an example, I'm really bad about keeping in touch with my more distant friends and I want to make more of an effort to check in with them from time to time.
So, mefites, think about what sets really friendly/thoughtful/likable people and friends apart. To clarify, I'm not looking for answers like "I love my best friend because I can talk to them about anything." I'm looking for the little things they do or say (that other people don't) that helps make you feel better or appreciate them more.
I'm going through a rough relationship situation and I'm trying to cope by putting my energy towards being a better person. Times like these make me really appreciate having my friends around and it makes me want to treat them better than I do.