10 Ways To Be A Better Friend

November 7, 2011  |  
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9. Know when to zip it.  This is the hallmark of true friends, knowing when to offer advice, and when to just shut up. It’s why women band together. Assume that your friend just wants a safe place to vent, not judgment or a plan of action. Wait to offer your opinion until she asks for it.  If she does, frame your advice in a very nurturing and supportive way but citing what you would do in her situation.  Ask her questions about her situation, instead of sharing your experiences all the time. Let her ramble even when she is being repetitive and keep your mouth shut and your heart open, always.

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