Introduction:Close friends are so wonderful to have. When problems like these arise it is so helpful to be able to discuss them with someone who you trust and can confide in too.
All parents know the pitfalls of a situation not easily solved. When a close friend is consulted, these problems are heard and then discussed with many good outcomes. Give a close friend a chance to help with parenting choices next time you run into something that seems not to have a solution. A smart friend will listen and just might shed some light on the difficulty. In turn, try to listen to help your friends with their parenting problems and put your skills to work for close friends asking for your assistance. Brainstorming is a unique and effective way of close friends helping one another.
Being robbed is a difficult event to share with just anyone. Tell your close friends about your incident and gain some support and understanding. Even if they themselves have never been robbed your close friends will listen and side with your sorrow of the invasion of your privacy. Everyone knows how important one's privacy is, so close friends not experiencing a break in their home will associate the privacy issue being violated for you. Your close friends might be able to supply police with some important information about the robbers or some details that could lead to the arrest of the person robbing you.
Don't let the little things build into something that cannot be discussed with your close friends. If some tiny thing can be talked about with your close friends soon, the difficulty will probably be handled quick and easy. Begin by saying it is a small issue that you have that you want to talk to them about. You might try the beating around the bush tactic first to see how they will be handling the talk. Say that if a person has some issue to discuss, would they suggest talking about it sooner or later? This will give you a clue as to how open to discuss something with them will be.
When a huge fence or some other item is going to be erected, talk to close friends about it so they hear about it first hand from you. If they get a petition or a court statement first and don't hear anything from you first, this might create a wedge between close friends. This would not have needed to be put in place if you talked to your close friends first. In the event you hear of other neighborhood changes, think about bringing up the topic for discussion among close friends. Talking first before changes are done will clear the air.
Never let a move be news from someone else about you. Tell close friends soon so they know the news hot off the press. Make sure you invite them to coffee or dinner to inform them of your move. Close friends will be understanding of the reasons why you are leaving the neighborhood, so make it a priority to tell close friends soon. Keep on being good close friends with your friends as the moving process finalizes. Exchange phone numbers and addresses before you leave the close friends. Let your close friends know how much you will miss them. This can be done many times.
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