Because sometimes, relationships take work.
Friendships are always changing — sometimes you find new ones or lose old ones, and sometimes you get closer or grow apart.
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And while the best friendships might feel effortless, the truth is, sometimes friendships take work, especially if you want them to last for the long haul.
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So we want to know: What lessons have you learned about being a good friend and making your friendships as strong as possible?
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Maybe you realized that having a set time to check in with each other and air grievances makes it so no one bottles up any feelings.
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Or maybe you switched up the kinds of things you do together, so your friendship isn't defined by ranting over happy hour, for example.
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Maybe you realized the importance of embracing your friend's flaws and not having unreasonable expectations.
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Or maybe you realized that you were being a toxic friend, somehow, and put in the work to correct your behavior.
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Maybe it's as simple as finding little ways to show more appreciation and love.