Is your bromance affected in any way? Let’s make up for it. Men have feelings too. Period!
There is nothing judgemental about having the guts to identify the problems that are pulling you & your bro apart and doing something about it. Other people may bully you a little over this, but isn’t your lad worth the hassle?
Studies have proven that a good bromance is healthier for you. It is not about proving anything about your sexuality to anyone. Heterosexual men can be emotionally intimate with their bromantic partners without any sexual desires. In fact, it’s healthy to have strong emotional relationships with the people in your life.
Read on to learn how to keep your bromance healthy for the long run:
1.Don’t be bottled up
One of the primary issues that arise in any relationship; be it love, friendship or family, is to keep your feelings bottled up. Guys have a tendency to avoid every serious conversation with their lads because they are afraid to show their sensitive side to anyone and get judged by them. Yes, all your bros might not understand what you feel about something. However, it is not healthy for you and your relationship to keep everything bottled up. The idea is not to share with all your blokes, but only with your best mate. It is more of a need than a desire because it can help you emotionally on levels that you cannot even imagine.
2.Don’t take him for granted
All of us have a habit of taking our loved ones for granted. Believe it or not; guys do this more often than girls. The complications among guys are far less as compared with what is present between a guy and a girl, but this does not mean that you are at the liberty of taking him for granted. Just like you claim to have feelings that get hurt by his misdoings; he may feel the same when you take him for granted. He may keep shut about what your actions are doing to him, but nevertheless, you have to stop doing it immediately. The right way to go about it is to address the issues that you feel are present between you two and try to clear all the misunderstandings as they arise. This will guide you to get better as an individual and also mend your relationship with your mates.
3.Meet as often as possible
Be it a European stag do or an ordinary stressbuster weekend getaway; make efforts to meet your lads as often as possible. The more you meet them, the more memories you all will create and the stronger your relationship with each other will be. It will enhance your understanding of each other’s behaviours and attitudes, which will reduce the misunderstandings that are caused unnecessarily.
4.Value their opinions
Jokes apart; you have to value the opinions that your lads have about you and things related to you. They may not be right at all times, but you aren’t either. So, it is advisable to listen to them, have a fruitful discussion and then accordingly, make a decision. You all are a team, and just like you participate in team building exercises at your office where you listen to each other’s views, you need to be a good listener in your personal life too. If they feel valued, then they will be there at your side whenever you need a shoulder.
There are times in life when you need a friendly shoulder, right? Your lads may feel the same. To expect them to be there by your side in stressful situations, you need to be there for them when they need you too. It’s a simple give-and-take relationship with everyone; no matter if you believe it or not. You have to give them time to expect the same from them. So, don’t be too busy for your mates; always be there!
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
Stay faithful to each other, and never be too scared to show your feelings! If you think it is not manly enough, then you are wrong, my friend. It takes more strength to accept your emotions than to hide it. Personal success is all about achieving wholeness in every aspect of yourself. Developing healthy friendships is vital to this.