I just signed up for a 5-day email class on How to Be a Better Friend.
Being a good friend doesn’t just happen on its own.
If only it was as simple as it is for 4 years olds to be friends, but the truth is that there are a lot of things that keep us from being a real friend to someone.
Here are a few of the things I know have kept me from being a good friend to others.
Fear of Rejection.
I have always struggled with this in all of my relationships and I know that over the years since I was a child I have allowed myself to avoid friendships in a way to avoid rejection.
No one gets through this life without being hurt by someone they trusted at least once. It’s just something that happens, and for some of us, the natural reaction would be to keep people at a safe distance so they can’t get close enough to hurt us. I have been known to be a porcupine friend to those around me. Do you know the kind that makes it impossible to get near them because of their painful exterior?
Friendships take work and that means time. Time away from other things I would like to be doing. Real friendships are not always convenient and can sometimes wreck the plans you have made.
Often times in order to have a good friend, you have to be a good friend so I am really looking forward to this friendship class!
You can sign up for a free 5-day email class on How to Be a Better Friend which begins on April 6th.
The (in)courage writers have come together to share their 10 Tips to be the Friend You Wish You Had, and we’d love to invite you to join us. For five days in April you’ll receive 2 practical, encouraging friendship tips in your email, along with some free gifts, coupon codes and new product sneak peeks! You won’t find this anywhere on the blog, so you’ll want to sign up below to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!
Sign up here today and join me!
Thanks, Money Saving Mom!