Be a friend to all people in your life, in all relationships. If you don’t have a friendship, you don’t have a relationship.
Friendship is about trust, attention, involvement and time, and time is the most precious matter in the world as it’s the only thing that can’t be recouped once it passes, so if someone is giving you their time, they’re giving you the most gracious gift.
Attention is not about being with the person every single day but it’s tied to trust in knowing that when they really need you, you’d be there; trust in being able to share your own pain and know that your friend will never betray you.
Build every relationship you have on this foundation and it’ll last and make both of you happy and fulfilled in being in each other lives.