Posted April 8, 2014 by Tabby T in Women Empowerment

Ladies! 9 Ways To Becoming A Better Friend [Photo]

With everything going on in our lives, whether physically , financially, & or emotionally we can fall behind within our friendships, & that’s okay as long as we are aware of that & are willing to step it up sooner rather than later.

Have you fallen behind on your return phone calls and emails? Ever caught yourself asking for more help than you’ve given out? Do you owe a friend a favor? If you just answered, “yes” all around, let’s face it, you could be a better friend.

I came across a really useful & interesting article by ESSENCE that give great pointers on how to be a better friend! Check it out below & let us know if it helps. Always remember everyone needs a friend, & in order to have one, you must be one.


Let Them Lean on You

Sometimes the best and only thing you can do to ease someone’s pain is to just let them hold on to you. Being there always makes a difference.

Get Off Your Butt

It’s Friday night and she wants to go out on the town. Trouble is, you’d rather stick to your usual routine and curl up to a good movie instead. Go! She’ll be so happy to have the company for a change.

Keep it Real

A real friend won’t fault you for your honesty. If her new hair cut is atrocious, or she’s put on more pounds than she thinks, tell her. (Nicely of course.) A good friend won’t lie to you to keep the peace, they’ll tell you the truth even if it disturbs it.

Learn to Share

Share what’s going on in your world, don’t keep your drama to yourself. Hiding your feelings and thoughts from a true friend keeps them from getting close to you. It’s not smart not to let anyone in if you want to have a mutually beneficial friendship

Lend Her a Hand

Is your girlfriend behind on her weekend errands? Maybe her husband’s sick and she’s got kids and could use a little extra help around the house? Get in there and lend her a hand. She’ll be so appreciative

Let Loose

You don’t always need to spend a lot of money to have a really good time together. Host a laid back and low budget evening of fun at your house and watch the good times roll in.

Make Her Laugh

Everyone needs a good laugh — preferably on a regular basis. If you have a friend who has been down on her luck and feeling out of sorts, it’s your job to get her mind off things — if only for a moment.

Have Her Back

Nobody likes to get involved in other people’s drama, but there is a thin line here when it’s a close friend who’s having problems. If she needs you try to be there for her as best you can as long as you don’t feel uncomfortable with what she’s asking you to do

Let Her Make Mistakes

As tempting as it may be to say “I told you so” every time a friend falls on her face after you warned her of a bump up ahead, you shouldn’t. Show her you can support her when she’s right and when she’s wrong. Judgmental friends are untrue