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Friendship codes not to break

Article written by Unathi Balele

Friendship is a precious and invaluable aspect of our lives. It’s a bond that offers support, laughter, and shared experiences.

However, like any relationship, friendships require nurturing and respect. There’s an unspoken code that governs these connections, a set of unwritten rules that, when followed, strengthen and deepen the bonds of friendship.

Here are some friendship codes not to break for you to be a better friend and cultivate lasting relationships by The Times of India:


Respect Boundaries

Every individual has their own set of boundaries, and it’s crucial to respect them. This could range from respecting personal space to understanding emotional limits. Listen attentively, observe body language, and be attuned to your friend’s needs, offering support without overstepping.

Communication is Key

Effective communication is essential in any relationship. It’s important to actively listen and express yourself clearly. Avoid making assumptions and instead, ask for clarification when needed. Honest and open communication builds a foundation of understanding and trust.

Celebrate Each Other’s Successes

True friends are genuinely happy for each other’s accomplishments. Celebrate your friend’s victories, no matter how big or small. Be there to cheer them on and offer support when they face challenges. Remember, a friend’s success is a shared joy.

Be Reliable and Dependable

Reliability is a fundamental aspect of being a good friend. Your friend should be able to count on you, especially during difficult times. Show up when you say you will, and be there for your friend when they need you. Reliability fosters a sense of security and trust.

Acceptance and Non-Judgment

Friends come from diverse backgrounds and have unique perspectives. Embrace these differences, and refrain from judging or criticising your friend. Accept them for who they are, flaws and all. This acceptance fosters a safe space for your friend to be themselves.


This story first appeared on Bona.