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Why Continually Making Friends Is Important

How to Have a Steady Stream of Friends

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There comes a time when you may have a lot of friends in your life, which is certainly a blessing. You might not feel the need to actively make new friends, but before you decide that the current friendships you have are enough, here are some things to consider.

Quality Over Quantity

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With friendship, quality relationships win out over the number of people you have in your life. It's not enough just to have a full social calendar. The best friendships are ones that nurture you and help you grow to be a more complete person.

If you have a lot of friends, but don't feel fulfilled emotionally, perhaps you haven't met those one or two key friends who "get" you and will help you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Don't be afraid to get out and meet new friends in this case, because one of them might unexpectedly change your life for the better.

Easier to Meet New Friends When You're Doing It Casually

If you're desperate for friends, you will probably not make good choices when it comes to letting new people in your life. However, if you consistently do one or two things that will help you meet new friends, your relationships will be more authentic. A new friendship can't be forced or rushed, so it's a good idea to casually keep your eye open to potential new pals while still enjoying the full life you already have.

New Friends Can Help During a Friendship Conflict

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The end of a friendship can sometimes come unexpectedly, so it's good to have other pals around who can support you and help you move on. Friends can offer an objective opinion and help you apologize, get distance, or forgive another friend.

If you are in an unbalanced friendship, new friends will allow you to switch your priority to those people who truly care about staying in touch, rather than spending time on self-absorbed individuals. They're also pretty handy when you come across a frenemy, as well. Simply put, when you have a steady stream of people in your life, you recognized the qualities of good friendships.

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