1. Let me rant/vent without offering any advice. 2. Initiate conversations and openly express a desire to spend time with me and get close to me. 3. Be reliable. Show up when and where you say you will. If you say you’ll call at 9 p.m. and you call between 9:00 and 9:01, we will always get along. 4. Constantly recommend reading material. 5. Accept me as I am. 6. Ask me my opinion about anything. 7. Feed me. 8. Be able to tolerate intensity and be intense yourself. 9. Be able to tolerate space and desire solitude and space yourself. 10. Tell me how you FEEL.