The Guide to Etiquette, Debby Mayne, and I are doing a series of articles about etiquette as it relates to friendship. There's so much that simple etiquette can do to build a friendship. Conversely, behaving poorly can make you lose friends, so it's important to know how to act so that people will feel comfortable.
Etiquette doesn't have to be stuffy or make you feel as if someone is going to yell at you for using the wrong fork. It simply means that you know how to make someone feel respected, which is the basic principle behind friendship.
Check out both of our articles:
and if you have a friendship etiquette question, feel free to ask.