This post comes from a series I wrote as part of a private Tumblr account, way back in 2012. I thought it would be cool to reproduce some of my amateur psychology here 🙂
Over the years I’ve been involved in many friendships and noticed they generally follow a pattern, or life-cycle, that can be separated into “phases”. I expect this is a similar progression to that experienced by couples in romantic relationships. By analysing friendships in terms of these phases it becomes easier to see where things are going and improve your approach and attitude and make the relationship better and more valuable for both parties.