By Alexis Meads

qualities-of-outstanding-friendship As we get older, it can seem more difficult to really, deeply connect with others and create lasting friendship.


Maybe when you were younger, friendship was more about quantity over quality. Having lots of friends made you feel like part of the “in” crowd, that people liked you and that made you good enough.

I didn’t shed this phase until my mid-twenties. Even out of college, I thought that the more people I surrounded myself with, the more groups I was a part of and the more parties I went to, the better it meant my life was going. This was both fun and extremely exhausting.

I had moved far from my hometown and most of my best friends had, too. I prided myself in being able to get along with many different types of people and still do.

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