5 Qualities To Maintain Long-Lasting Friendship

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I believe that everyone must have someone they can depend on that is called friends. Friends are the most valuable people in life after our family. Without friends, our life will be boring and we will feel lonely. However, it is not an easy task as it seems to keep our friendship long-lasting for years to come. Here are some secrets to share with everyone what qualities we should have to maintain long-lasting friendship.

1. Loyalty

It is important to have friends that will never leave you. Friend in need is a friend indeed. Once we know that they will be there with you even how tough the situations are it will develop trust. A strong bond will form as trust comes.  When it happens, a safe environment is created and both people will start to open up to each other or share secrets.

2. Honesty

Honesty is important to form a long-lasting friendship. You cannot expect a long-lasting friendship that starts with lies. At the beginning of a friendship, you must be honest about yourself that makes your friends know who you actually are. When your friends need advices or some critics or comments from you, you as friends must be honest with them as it will help them to avoid making a bad decision of their life.

3. Understanding

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Seneca.

Friends should understand each other. They are the one that knows about you even without you telling them what is happening. They know what you think and why you do it. As well as when to bring you up and never let you down. They understand you and they don’t judge you.  At the end of the day it will improve your friendship.


4. Balance

Friendship is a two way street not a one way road. It will never work if only one side makes the efforts. It is a give and take process. You cannot keep giving and the other keep receiving. Both parties need to put the same amount of efforts to make a long-lasting friendship whether in listening, talking or doing favours. If there is no balance in friendship eventually it will make you or the other party have a strained feeling. Invest in people who invest in you-the Alison Show.

5. Forgiving 

Friends make mistakes too. It is how you accept it. Sometimes you and your friends will have difference in opinions and views which results in disagreements. We all had indulged in so many fights with friends that eventually at the end of it all, we will make back up. This is where forgiving is an important quality that will make your friendship improve better than before. Forgive and forget. Don’t let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing.

Don’t forget to thank your friends who always stand by you and never let you go. Thank you friends!

Now it’s your turn. What others qualities that you think can make friendship a lifelong bond? Share with us your thoughts.


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