How to Keep Your Friendships Strong — Even When Life Is Hectic

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The older we get, the harder it is to keep up with our friendships. Our personal lives get busier and busier by the day, and finding time to meet up with friends friends isn’t easy. If you’ve ever felt that way, you’re not alone. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you maintain those friendships.

Focus on the Closest Friendships

Think about your closest four to five friendships and focus on strengthening them. We all have that small circle of friends we see more regularly, and it’s better to work on it instead of trying to keep in touch with 50 other people you only see every once in a while.

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Think about who you’d call if you’re in trouble and keep those friends close. Even if you’re an introvert, keeping a small circle of one or two friends is still perfect. When it comes to friendships, everyone is looking for different things. But the most important ones are emotional intimacy, a healthy bond, and mutual communication.

Consistency Is Key

Keeping your connections consistent is another aspect of healthy friendships. It doesn’t mean talking on the phone or seeing each other every day. If you and your friends prefer to hang out at different times of the day or week, you can always come up with a solution together.

For example, if one of you wants to get together twice a week but the rest are way too busy, you can establish a “catch-up” date. Whether it happens in person, over the phone, or in Zoom, this is a great way to keep the friendship going strong. It also shows that you care about each other and are ready to make compromises.

Create New Memories and Show Appreciation

Sometimes, coffee and brunch dates are not enough. Friendships always get stronger when you go through new adventures together. Whether it’s organizing a group trip, baking something together, or simply gathering to watch your favorite show, it all shows that you care about your friendship.

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Make sure to let your friends know that you appreciate them every chance you get. There’s no better feeling than hearing a few nice words from someone close to you. If you’ve chosen these people to be in your circle, that means there are things you love about them. Whether it’s their sense of humor, kindness, or intelligence, a little compliment always goes a long way.

A Timeline of Leonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid’s Relationship

In the past year or two, reports of Hadid’s feelings toward Leonardo DiCaprio have ranged from smitten to not interested. So, their rumored relationship appears to be just that, a rumor. Still, what exactly happened between the two, especially considering that DiCaprio ended his four-year relationship with Camila Morrone and Hadid also ended her relationship with Zayn Malik?

What Happened With Leonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid’s RelationshipLeonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid

In September, rumors surfaced that DiCaprio, aged 48, and Hadid, aged 27, were getting to know each other after they were seen partying together during New York Fashion Week. In August 2022, DiCaprio and Morrone announced that they were ending their relationship after being together for four years. A source said that Morrone was doing fine without DiCaprio and was moving on with her life.

According to a September 7th, 2022 report, DiCaprio was interested in Hadid and had his eyes set on her. However, Hadid did not reciprocate his feelings as she was not interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. The source revealed that the two were currently friends, but Hadid was not considering anything beyond that at the moment. The source also mentioned that the significant age gap between the two might also have been a factor in her decision.

The Two Weren’t in a Relationship

On September 10th, 2022, DiCaprio and Hadid were seen together at an after-party for New York Fashion Week at Casa Cipriani. Pictures showed the two leaning in toward each other, sparking rumors of a potential romantic relationship. Sources confirmed that they were indeed spending time together and getting to know each other. One source revealed that DiCaprio was actively pursuing Hadid, while another confirmed they were both interested in each other.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid sparked even more dating rumors after being spotted together at several events in October and November. They were even photographed leaving Cipriani together, and sources said Hadid was smitten with DiCaprio, who was very understanding of her busy schedule as a mother.

December 20th, 2022, Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted leaving a club with model Victoria Lamas, but sources said there was nothing between them. Then December 23rd, 2022, a report stated that the pair liked each other very much, but neither of the two wanted anything serious right now. December 31st, 2022, DiCaprio reportedly spent New Year’s Eve on a yacht with friends, including Victoria Lamas.

On January 6th, 2023, a report said that Hadid and DiCaprio were not quite over yet but just not exclusive due to their busy and different commitments. On February 7th, 2023, after social media backlash, a source insisted that DiCaprio was not dating the 19-year-old model Eden Polani. Finally, on February 17th, 2023, Hadid was reportedly done with DiCaprio and hadn’t seen him for a while, prioritizing being a mom. Still, on February 24th, 2023, Hadid and DiCaprio were spotted leaving the same restaurant in Milan, although it was clarified they were at a large group dinner and not on a date.