People say that long distance relationships are difficult to maintain but what is even more difficult are long distance friendships. Whether you are school friends, college friends, or childhood friends, the strongest friendships can also get strained due to distance. It can get difficult to keep in touch due to different time zones, busy lives, new friends, different work schedules, and adulting in general..
However, there are ways to manage long distance friendships. You need to find ways to make time for each other. Here are some ways to do it.
Set A Time For Each Other
You don't need to talk everyday but make sure months do not go by before each catch-up session. Set aside a time to talk to each other at least once a week but keep the things flexible. You should definitely try to stick to a day, but you should understand when the other one has prior commitments. Also,in case of emergencies, try to make each other available no matter what time or day.
It is always nice to reminisce about good times. Talk about the moments you were together and had fun. Share what happens to you with your friends to keep them in the loop about your new life experiences too. This will help you remember why you need to hold onto each other.
Take Interest In Their New Life
While sharing memories about the good old times is important, it is also important to take interest in their new life. This will let your friend know that they can share anything and everything with you even with all the physical distance between you two..
It is important that you guys feel that you are still a part of each other's lives and sharing is the best way to do it.
You need to understand when your friend is going through hurdles in life and might not be the same as before. Growth is an essential part of life. But you should always make attempts to understand their situation and take the initiative to make them a part of your growth as well.
Gifts are always a nice way to show someone that you care. You shouldn't always have to wait for birthdays or special occasions to send them gifts. Send them a gift to make them realise that you are missing them.
To make it extra special, you should get them something personalised that has significance to your friendship. Bring out your creative side and think of something special.
Remember Important Dates
It is important to remember important dates and call your friends to wish them. This might be a small gesture but it always means a lot. Whether it is a birthday or any other special occasion, make it a point to be in touch with your friend.
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