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How To Cultivate Meaningful Friendships.

As you get older, you might realise that forming new friendships is not an easy task at all. You might not get the chance to meet new people or just find people that are compatible with you in order to befriend them. Your friends are either the ones that you go/went to school/uni with or people who entered into your lives by pure chance. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you some ways on how to cultivate meaningful friendships in your life. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

En grandissant, vous réaliserez peut-être que nouer de nouvelles amitiés n’est pas du tout une tâche facile. Vous n’aurez peut-être pas la chance de rencontrer de nouvelles personnes ou simplement de trouver des personnes compatibles avec vous afin de vous lier d’amitié avec elles. Vos amis sont soit ceux avec qui vous êtes allé à l’école/à l’université, soit des personnes qui sont entrées dans votre vie par pur hasard. Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous quelques façons de cultiver des amitiés significatives dans votre vie. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire !

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I think one of the best ways to cultivate a meaningful friendship is by staying in touch with that person whether it’s weeks, months or years from now. Each friendship works differently but some people are able to sustain their friendships by sending a simple text every month. You don’t have to see or meet each other often or even on a monthly basis in order to keep friendships. Also, remember that a friendship goes both ways. If you are the only one who is making an effort to keep the communication running then it’s not really a mutual relationship anymore.

Je pense que l’une des meilleures façons de cultiver une amitié significative est de rester en contact avec cette personne, que ce soit dans des semaines, des mois ou des années. Chaque amitié fonctionne différemment mais certaines personnes sont capables de maintenir leurs amitiés en envoyant un simple SMS tous les mois. Vous n’avez pas besoin de vous voir ou de vous rencontrer souvent ou même tous les mois pour entretenir des amitiés. N’oubliez pas non plus qu’une amitié va dans les deux sens. Si vous êtes le seul à faire un effort pour maintenir la communication, ce n’est plus vraiment une relation mutuelle.

Related: 5 Tips For A Healthy Relationship With Anyone.



I will be the first person to say that materialistic items won’t improve or increase the longevity of a friendship. If you have to spend money and constantly buy things in order to keep a person around then that person isn’t here because they truly love & care for you but because they want to experience those luxurious physical things you have to offer.

However, an exchange of meaningful gifts is a complete different matter. Giving or getting a personalised necklace or bracelet with each other’s initials or symbols (of something that’s special or memorable to the both of you) is a great way to commemorate a friendship but also to show how special that person is in your life.

Je serai la première personne à dire que les objets matérialistes n’amélioreront ni n’augmenteront la longévité d’une amitié. Si vous devez dépenser de l’argent et acheter constamment des choses pour garder une personne, alors cette personne n’est pas ici parce qu’elle vous aime vraiment, mais parce qu’elle veut faire l’expérience de ces choses physiques luxueuses que vous avez à offrir.

Cependant, un échange de cadeaux significatifs est une toute autre affaire. Offrir ou recevoir un collier ou un bracelet personnalisé avec les initiales ou les symboles de l’autre (de quelque chose de spécial ou mémorable pour vous deux) est un excellent moyen de commémorer une amitié, mais aussi de montrer à quel point cette personne est spéciale dans votre vie.

Related: The Ultimate Gifts To Buy For Special Occasions



Last but not least, most friendships that last years long have one thing in common and that is understanding. Whether it’s the act of understanding the other person’s situation or feeling or the act of understanding that the other person’s responsibilities & priorities are shifting, you understand your friend and they understand you. This is one of the things that will not only make your friendship flourish but will also help increase the longevity of it.

Enfin, la plupart des amitiés qui durent des années ont une chose en commun et c’est la compréhension. Que ce soit l’acte de comprendre la situation ou le sentiment de l’autre personne, ou l’acte de comprendre que les responsabilités et les priorités de l’autre personne changent, vous comprenez votre ami et il vous comprend. C’est l’une des choses qui non seulement fera prospérer votre amitié, mais contribuera également à en augmenter la longévité.

Related: How To Distinguish Between A Healthy & Toxic Relationship.

Thank you so much for reading! – xo N

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  1. This is very true; had someone like that and immediately had to release the friendship. You should never have to buy a friendship.

  2. Hahaha — this is something that appears to be very peculiar about me in particular:

    I seem to have a stronger relationship with *WORDS* than I have with *PEOPLE*! 😯

    I’ll give you an example: My ex used to get very upset when during an argument I pointed out that the word she was using doesn’t mean what she thinks it means (and I would even point to a definition in a dictionary! 😛 ).

    What is especially ironic about this is that I am a HUGE fan of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who was actually one of the first intellectuals to point out that words are *INDEED* defined be the way people actually choose to use them! (*)


    🙂 Norbert

    (*) ps: note that *I FEEL* the appropriate answer to this specific ironic conundrum is: It’s complicated. 😉

  3. I absolutely agree. It’s hard to form friendships as I get older. It’s always good to stay in touch with others, especially those you’ve got good chemistry with. As always, you give wonderful advice ✨❤️

  4. Those people I connected with from high school and college are forever etched in the landscape of my life. Doesn’t matter how long we haven’t seen each other or spoken, when we connect…it’s a blast. True friends are indeed gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The most important relationship a human can have is with the Lord Jesus Christ. Sure, human relationships are important, but having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is the most important.

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