By Ada Kohli
Published Aug 04, 2023

Hindustan Times

5 Ways to be a responsible friend

From having fun to creating goofy memories together and having a shoulder to cry on, friendship is a beautiful relationship

Here are 5 ways to be a good and responsible friend

Check-in on your friends

While you may be busy with work and other commitments, make sure to take out time, prioritise and check-in with your friends from time to time

Learn to listen

Learn to listen and validate the feelings of your friends. Sometimes people need compassion, support and empathy to help them get through tough times

Be honest

Being honest will allow you and your friends to be vulnerable with each other. This will help you offer sincere advice while keeping each other's best interests in mind

Support them through tough times

Offer your love and support when your friend is going through a tough time. Let them know that you have their back and act responsibly

Be open-minded

Being open-minded allows your friends to share their true feelings and honest dilemmas with you which in itself is an act or great and responsible friendship