1. Find the time
Build a get-together into your schedule (join a committee or attend weekly yoga together), so you see each other regularly. "Then after class, get a smoothie or tea to spend quality time talking and sharing," says Shasta Nelson, CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women's friendship matching site. Most women consider someone a friend after six to eight interactions -- about two months into the weekly fitness routine.
2. Pump up the positive
Vent sessions and heart-to-hearts are healthy, but in moderation. Compliment your friend on an accomplishment, try something new together, and take photos. "Powerhouse female friendships are relationships where women are cheering, supporting and both publicly and privately affirming each other," Nelson says.
3. Use (don't abuse) social media
Liking a pal's post or leaving her a quick note is a great way to remind a friend you're thinking of her, but don't let your