There’s something specially comforting about good female friends. But even if you love them, there are times you do not feel so close to your friends. Family responsibilities and work stress can keep you so busy that you don’t have time to catch up. Until one day you realise your friendship is just fading away.
In many ways, modern life makes friendships harder. In your mother’s time, her neighbours and relatives stayed together for years. They popped in and out of each other’s homes almost daily. They played mahjong together every Friday and attended birthday parties and funeral wakes together. No wonder they were tight.
But now people move away, study overseas, change jobs, work long hours and use social media instead of meeting in person. Is it any wonder many of us feel isolated and find it harder to keep a friendship strong?
Naturally, it is inevitable that some friendships will change through the years as your lifestyle and priorities change. And it’s also true that some friendships are toxic and deserve to die! But if you do decide to revive a fading female friendship, how do you start?