Being a good friend isn't always easy, but taking the time to nurture a lasting friendship is worth every ounce of effort. Cultivating meaningful and lasting friendships enrich life immensely. Good friendships provide us strength, happiness, and meaning in ways that social media or striving for popularity cannot. All true friendships are built on mutual trust and support. So whether you’re looking to make new, quality friendships or improve your existing ones, there are mindsets that you can adopt and actions that you can take to be a good friend to others.

Don't ever make a promise that you can't keep -- or at least don't make a habit of it.

Being dependable is one of the most important aspects of being a good friend. Your friend will need you for support, especially in hard times.

If you want your friends to trust you, then you can't act like you're flawless.