Make Your Friendships and Relationships a Priority with These 100+ Tips

updated Oct 15, 2022
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Friendships and relationships are like the spice on the dish of life. Without meaningful connections, this whole trip-around-the-sun thing would be pretty dull, wouldn’t it?

But the thing is, a life that’s rich with love, family and friendships doesn’t mean you need to be hooked up or settled down. And it certainly doesn’t mean that having more friends equals having a better life overall. Only you will know what your ideal relationships would look like. But you will certainly know when things feel out of balance. Maybe you’re just not where you want to be in your love life. Maybe you wish your family picture looked different than it does. And maybe your social life is just off somehow. The question to ask yourself isn’t “Do I have enough friends?,” but “Am I happy with my friendships?”

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In order to bring your life into balance, it can help to see a top-down, bird’s-eye view.

If the answer to that last question (in regards to friends, romantic relationships or your relationships with your family) is “no,” then maybe one of these links below can help.

To make new friends…

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To strengthen your friendships…

To smooth rough spots…

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To fire up your dating life…

To stoke your romantic relationship…