Today many of as live and work at great distance from where we were born or were we grew up and got seperated. The pain we feel when we are away from our families can be signficant.
It is perfectly normal to need a friend, as friends reflect similar values to us. Yet these values are often different from the ones we grew up with; they are the values we created for ourselves in our adult lives.
Communication skills are fundamental in all relationships. The more friends and acquaintances one has, the greater are one’s commnucation skills.
Friendships are made by being considerate which means all the commnucation skills come into play: active listening and questioning skills that can edit yourself.
How do friendship grow ? The answer is simple .by revealing yourself ; being attentive ; remembering what is most important to your friend and asking them about it ; putting yourself in there position ; showing empathy; seeing the world through the eyes of your friend , you will understand the value of friendship.All this means learning to accept a person from a completely different family to your own or perhaps someone from a completely different cultural background.this is way we learn tolerance.A Friend allow you to practice skills in dealing with ‘personal boundaries’ by looking after yourself as well as your friend .They help you develop resilince in relations to the wider social world beyound your family.
In a friendship the pressure of playing different role (partners and child)is removed.its all about how much you receive as much you give.