5 Ways to Show a Friend You Truly Care

Have you told your bestie that you love her lately? Sure, she might know that in theory, but it’s always nice to hear it. It never hurts to tell the people you love how much they mean to you.

Even better, showing that love will make good on the words you speak. So, if you’re trying to figure out how to show your BFF that you truly care, these 5 tips should help you accomplish exactly that!

1. Send a random text

When a friend is going through a rough time or you’re the one leaning on her, you might tell her often how much she means to you. But sometimes, life gets in the way, and it might be weeks since your last chat. Don’t let more time go by! Instead, send her a random text that tells her you love her and appreciate her. Please don’t do it at 2am when you’re still buzzing from the club! Do it in the middle of her workday when she’s bound to need a vote of confidence in her favor.

2. Lend an ear

She listened to you drone on about that guy that broke your heart. Now she needs you. Unless you’re about to burn down your kitchen while cooking, give her your undivided attention and truly listen. Being there for her when she’s down helps her get back up. Friends need to balance each other in this way!

3. Show her you’re proud of her

When your friend gets a promotion, starts a new job, or buys her first piece of furniture on her first grown-up salary, that warrants a special surprise. Sure, you could get her flowers. Or you can get her a friendship ring that she can always see on her hand. When her confidence wavers, she can look at it and remember who supported her on her journey – YOU!

4. Go out on the town

Another way to celebrate accomplishments or commiserate on your troubles is to take your bestie out for a fun night. It doesn’t need to be expensive or full of debauchery, though if it is, you go girl! Or plan a night in with takeout, good movies, and an amazing bottle of wine.

5. Give her a gift that will always remind her

Near or far, for birthdays or any day, a special gift for your best friend will always help her remember who loves her and has her back. A beautiful friendship necklace or bracelet serves as the ultimate keepsake that she will want to wear forever. You can get one to match too!

Your special friendship will always be there when you take the time to nurture it. Never forget those wonderful friends that would come running when you need them, and never forget to always do the same by showing her you care!

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.