Long Distance Friendships
July 23, 2022
Claire Miles

You hear about long-distance relationships and their problems so much that you often forget about the problems of long-distance friendships. Staying in touch with your friends when you live a great distance from each other can become very difficult. If your friend has moved away for college or you miss your roommate after he got a job in another city then you definitely know what I am talking about. The good news is, unlike a long-distance relationship, a long-distance friendship has a good chance to last.

 

You see, what’s good about friendship is that it holds much lower expectations. Friends understand that being in a different city, he or she would have a completely different life going on and they understand that everyone is busy. With no hard feelings attached, when you do hit them up even if it is a few years later, they are going to have fun catching up on everything you have been up to and be really happy you called. Usually, the only reason friendships end is because people start feeling like they have lost the right to contact their old friends simply because they have lost touch over the years and that is a mistake. No matter how long it has been, you can always have a conversation and a catching-up session with them.

 

Young businesspeople hugging, while standing on world map, painted on asphalt

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That being said, it would be a good idea for you to continue to stay in touch with them online. It is the small gestures that count. Call these friends over the holidays and put a reminder on your phone to make sure you don’t forget their birthdays. Failing to do these small things might not necessarily break your bond of friendship, but doing them will strengthen the bond. So, don’t you think it’s time to pick up that phone and then call?

 

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