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Tips for to Be a Great Best Friend

Be your own best friend first. Learn how to respect yourself. Decide what boundaries are important to you and respect them. Understand what values are important to you, stick by them and seek others who honor those values.

Be yourself

Being yourself around someone is part of what makes you guys best friends. You are who you are, and your best friend will accept that. Being “fake” could lead you to losing your best friend. Be best friends with someone who you know you can be yourself around, because it isn’t worth it trying to be someone you’re not so you can be closer to someone. Don’t hold things in either, so if you feel uncomfortable or have hard feelings against your best friend, talk about it with them. Make things comfortable between you two, and you’ll both go through thick and thin together.

Trust each other

You may find it hard in life and think that it is impossible to keep your best friend happy. To be a good best friend really doesn’t take much. All you have to do really is make sure you can both trust each other with everything and you don’t keep secrets. You will go through rough patches but everyone does a some stage in their lives. Just remember though, in order for them to tell you things you do have to tell them things too, even if it’s nothing big. Being a best friend means you talk about everything together and you have so much in common. Some best friends do everything together, they have fun and they can be on the phone for hours just talking about their day they have had. You also need to make sure that they know you are always there for them, when ever they need you and that they feel comfortable talking to you about any problems they have. Bear in mind though that sometimes you will have to give the some space so that they can have time alone and think things through. Being a best friend you have to understand them and maybe sometimes or most of the time ask them for advice. You should never keep anything back from them either, even if you think that they will get hurt by it.

Be trustworthy

If they tell you a secret, make sure to keep it. Never ever, ever, tell someone a secret your friend wanted you to keep. Don’t even leak it out to someone you know you can trust. A secret is a secret. Don’t gossip about your best friend, don’t say anything that might turn into a rumor, and don’t do things that you know would upset them. For example, if she/he had a crush on a cute guy/girl she/he would be embarrassed if you told someone. Make sure you know your best friend is okay with it. Things like that are sometimes hard to do, but if you want a solid friendship you have to be trustworthy.