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April 13, 2013

EXTENSION NEWS: Friendships throughout life


The best gift a friend can give is to be a good listener. Some other ways friends can strengthen their relationship are:

• Stay in contact by phone, email or in person.

• Allow your friends to express emotions. Many emotions may be unpleasant, but be empathetic.

• Pay attention to your friend’s feelings and his or her perception of the seriousness of the situation.

• Being non-judgmental and not offering advice unless asked.

• Preparing a meal and delivering it to your friend’s home.

• Doing your friend’s laundry.

• Running an errand for your friend.

• Offering to relieve caregivers of their responsibilities.

Kathy Smith is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Parker County. Contact her at (817) 598-6168 or

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