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Navigating Adult Friendships: Lessons We Learned Back in High School

Hey there, fellow '90s kids-turned-adults!

Ever find yourself reminiscing about the drama-filled days of high school?

Well, guess what? Those seemingly trivial friendship lessons from back in the day? Yeahhh, they're surprisingly relevant in the adult world too.

Let's take a trip down memory lane and uncover the secrets to mastering adult friendships, courtesy of our teenage selves...

Navigating Adult Friendships: Lessons We Learned Back in High School

Be Your Own BFF

Remember that old advice about being your own best friend? Well, it turns out, our high school selves were onto something. Embracing your independence and loving your own company sets the stage for healthy adult friendships. After all, if you can't enjoy hanging out with yourself, how can you expect others to?

Celebrate Differences

Back in high school, cliques were a thing, right? But one of the best lessons we learned was that diversity makes life way more interesting. The same goes for adult friendships. Embrace the quirks and differences of your pals—it's what keeps the conversation lively and the adventures diverse.

Dodge Drama Like a Pro

Ah, gossip, jealousy, and all that drama. Sound familiar? Turns out, adult life has its fair share too. But fear not! We've got the skills to navigate those murky waters. Confront conflicts head-on, diffuse jealousy with a dose of empathy, and remember: ain't nobody got time for unnecessary drama.

Balance is Key

Ah, the age-old struggle of balancing friendships and romance. It was tricky in high school, and guess what? It's still a juggling act in adulthood. But here's the secret sauce: prioritize both. Your friends are your ride-or-die crew, the ones who've seen you through thick and thin. Keep those bonds strong while still making time for romance.

Expand Your Squad

Remember when your social circle revolved around your high school clique? Well, it's time to break out of that bubble. As adults, we have the freedom to connect with people from all walks of life. So, expand your squad, mingle with different crowds, and watch your world—and your heart—grow.

Spread Kindness Like Confetti

Finally, let's not forget the golden rule: kindness always wins. Whether it's lending a listening ear, sharing a laugh, or simply being there for a friend in need, small acts of kindness go a long way in nurturing adult friendships. So, sprinkle that kindness like confetti, and watch your social circle flourish.

Coach Annie Delre throwing confetti celebrating rainbow dress

In a nutshell, our high school selves were onto something when it came to friendship wisdom. By embracing independence, celebrating diversity, dodging drama, finding balance, expanding our squad, and spreading kindness, we can navigate adult friendships with the same flair and finesse as we did back in the day.

Here's to friendship, '90s style!

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