There are many things That Make a friendship work. Trust Honesty Things in Common Willingness to give and take Communication Trust Without Trust a friendship would never work. Your friend would never know if you were telling the truth or not. Honesty Honesty goes right along with trust. Without honesty there is no trust. I find that if someone is honest to me, they are easier to get along with. Things in Common For the friendship to work, you need to have things in common. There are many things that people can have in common. Some choose sports, while others choose shopping or playing cards. Willing to Give and Take A Friendship is a give and take relationship. You have to put up with a lot of stuff and learn to keep your mouth shut when needed Communication Communication is another key to a relationship. If you never talked to your friend, you would never know what they were or are doing.