True friends are scarce, so when you have a friendship that you value and appreciate, it’s important to cherish it. Have you ever wondered about how you can strengthen these existing friendships, though, and achieve an even deeper level of closeness? Here are five tips to help you do just that.

Get To Know Their Families 

Everyone knows that the most fabulous friends welcome you into their families too, so getting to know a friend’s loved ones is a great way to strengthen your bond and make you have an even closer relationship. Likewise, introduce them to your family and involve them with family activities, and it will take your friendship to the next level.

Find Out What You Have in Common 

If it’s a new friendship you want to deepen, then get to know your friend and what their interests and hobbies are. Discover what you have in common and suggest doing things you are both passionate about together. It may be something as small as going for a coffee, a dog walk, or binge-watching crime documentaries on Netflix. Whatever it might be, use this as something to help you both connect and get to know each other better.

Pay Attention To Details 

Nothing is sweeter than someone remembering the tiniest detail about you. From your exact Starbucks order to your favorite book or band, when these details are remembered, it makes you feel valued and important. Make a small gesture that shows you have paid attention to them, and it will not only make them respect you but also make them feel appreciated.

Keep in Contact 

Whether it’s a weekly catch up or daily phone call, keeping in regular contact with your friends helps you maintain your deep connection and strong relationship. True friends understand that life gets busy, but the effort never goes unnoticed, and it’s always nice to keep in touch with your loved ones.

Make Fun Plans 

Although this one is pretty obvious, time can go by so fast that you forget to actually make exciting plans with your friends, especially those you might not live near or see as often as you hope. Penciling in regular plans and times to catch up is a great way to ensure your relationship doesn’t fade.