The beauty of low-maintenance friendships
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The beauty of low-maintenance friendships

Troyka Lunar

October 22, 2021

  • Low-maintenance

    We all have different types of friends. There are friends who we get to talk to every day, while some are just not into clingy, mushy types of friendship. We often see friends on social media who couldn’t go a day without talking to each other. That’s cute! However, sometimes life requires us to attend to other things, and constant communication with friends is quite impossible to do. So, now, we take the time to appreciate how wonderful low-maintenance friendships are. Here are some of the reasons why.

    Less Drama.

    You can go on days, months, or weeks barely talking to each other, and it’s okay. You don’t freak out if a day passes by without an update from your friend, and you don’t take it against them. Moreover, you don’t get jealous if you see your friend hang out with some other friends as well. You know by heart that friendships should not be measured by how often you talk to each other. Why? Because you understand that life is busy, but your love for each other will always be there no matter what.

    You know you’ll always have a shoulder to lean on.

    Despite not talking every day, you know that when life gets hard, you’ll always have them. Not only that they tell it to you, but they also prove to you that it is true. And though you don’t always communicate with each other, you always make sure to be with each other if something big happens – may it be a good thing or not, what’s important is you find time to celebrate it with each other.

    You cherish your time together.

    It doesn’t matter where you do it or how you do it. Whether it is over a breakfast date, a cup of coffee, an out-of-town trip, or an I’m-too-lazy-to-go-out-let’s-just-chill-in-my-house kind of catch up, you’ll always have fun together! Sometimes, a day just won’t be enough for catching up, but if that’s all that you got, you’ll make sure to make the most out of it and plan your next getaway!

    You can still talk about anything under the sun.

    Random messages, what? In a low-maintenance friendship, there is no such thing as random messages. Why? Because despite not communicating constantly, an out-of-the-blue message about anything under the sun won’t be a surprise. That’s how wonderful low-maintenance friendships are. It doesn’t matter how long; You just always pick up where you left off.

    You are sensitive enough not to hurt your friends’ feelings.

    Though you both respect your personal spaces, never make your friend feel that you don’t care about them. It is good to have a friend who understands and appreciates low-maintenance friendships. However, never take them for granted. Do not be the type of friend who only shows up when you need something. Sure, your friend understands how busy your everyday life is. However, it’s not a free pass to neglect them and go back only at your convenience. Know that there is a difference between a low-maintenance friend and an abusive and user friend.

    Low-maintenance friends are the type of people you’d want to keep in your life forever. You know you can spend a certain period apart, and you don’t have to worry at all. You just know that no matter what happens, you’ll always be each other’s friend. Not all friendships survive hiatuses and space. You’d be lucky to have at least one low-maintenance friend in your life. Remember someone today and thank them for being your gem!

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