46. The Formula for Lasting Friendship

The more of these points you can ‘tick off’, the better a chance you have to have a lasting friendship in the making.

And perhaps such a friendship is already Real for you … and your friend.


1) Will/desire/ability to Communicate Regularly

2) Shared Important Values

3) Life Context that Facilitates Regular Meetings in Person

4) Personal Chemistry

5) Actively Lived Mission in Life – Shared or Related

6) Shared Important Interests

7) Compatible Lifestyles

8) Will to Grow and Change – Together

9) Ability to Have Fun – Together

10) Compatible Level of Maturity and Conflict Resolution-ability