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Maintaining Friendships Is Hard—Here’s Why It’s Crucial for Your Well-Being

For some people, there has to be a decision that friendships are worth setting time aside for and are just as important as meetings with clients and business partners, says Valorie Burton, life coach, speaker, and author of numerous books, including “Make the appointment with your friend just like you make appointments for everyone else, and integrate it into your schedule. Put boundaries on your time and make it non-negotiable.

That might mean there are some things you need to adjust, but that’s what a priority is,” she says.If , try replacing the word “balance” with “blending,” Ferrazzi suggests. For career-minded Type-A personalities, he suggests thinking about ways to combine work, hobbies, friends and family.

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