My Relationship With My Best Friend Essay

715 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 3 Pages
My focus is on my relationship with my best friend. We have been best friends for a while, coming up on nine years here at the end of the semester. Though we have been best friends for so long, here recently we have had a few instances where we have felt distant and disconnected from one another. We both feel that these feelings are because of our lack of communication. Throughout the entire time of our friendship we have only had a very small amount of issues between us. The most recent event was just a few weeks ago. I was feeling as if we are growing apart. Our communication is very minimal and our commitment to our friendship is wavering. We both have let our school, work, and life schedules get in the way of our friendship. There are a few ways I believe I can go about mending our friendship. Sacrifice via direct reciprocity and building trust back up, and hopefully restoring our commitment to our friendship. Another method that I believe would be productive and beneficial would be through a gentle operant conditioning approach. I believe that both of these methods could be productive in mending our friendship. Direct reciprocity is doing as the other has done to you. If they help you, you help them in return. I plan to use sacrifice as the objective in this case. My method will be that I will sacrifice some of my time when I am busy and she is available to give her my time and theoretically she should do the same for me. For example, I may stay up late one night to…

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