7 Ways To Make Long Distance Friendships Work

7 Ways To Make Long Distance Friendships Work

Some helpful tips to stay in touch with the friends that don't live so close to you.

Distance is one of the most common reasons that friendships fade out. Sometimes, the transition from high school to college can make it easy to lose touch with some of the friends you love the most. Nonetheless, it is not impossible to stay in contact! Here are seven ways to keep those long distance friendships alive!

1. Don’t stress about talking to them every single day.

We all have lives that become quite busy from time to time. Some days you may not remember to send your friend a simple text. This is completely normal as we all have these days. Nevertheless, your friends will still love you the same!

2. Make sure they know that you are always there for them.

Although it is not necessary to talk every day, it is important to reassure them that they can still reach out to you if they need to. The reason that most long distance friendships fail is because they end up as surface level friendships rather than the tight knit bond that they once were.

3. Look at pictures.

It’s always nice to be able to look at pictures people when you miss them. This way you can relive some of your old memories with them while you wait to reunite and create new ones.

4. Keep a running countdown of the next time you will see each other.

The easiest way to deal with a long distance friendship is counting down to when you will see them next. This way, there’s always something to look forward to and there is no guessing as to whether or not you will see them again.

5. Keep them informed about major events in your life.

The worst thing in a long distance friendship is to finally reunite and not know large pieces of information about their life. Whether you get a new bf/gf, lose a loved one, or even change your major, keep them informed. This will also give you an excuse to connect with them again.

6. Keep up with them on social media.

In today’s time this is the easiest way to keep connected to a person’s life without having to talk every single day. Most people check their social media everyday and this will give you a little update as to what they’re doing with their life.

7. If you miss them, contact them.

Don’t wait around for your friend to contact you. Chances are, they’re missing you as much as you miss them and they will appreciate that you reached out to them.

Long distance friendships are definitely difficult, but nowhere near impossible. These simple steps can help make the situation just a little bit easier for you and your friends!

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2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

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5. "Can you pick me up?"

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9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee"

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12. "Are you asleep?"

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13. "Check your dm's."

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14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

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Sister, Thank You For Always Being My Backbone And Always Having My Back

I can't even express into words how grateful I am to have you as my sister, because I know that you are one of the people on this Earth that genuinely just wants to see me happy and thriving.

Dear Sister,

Thank you for always being honest with me; whether I want to hear it or not.

I know at times I don't tend to think about things rationally and I can get ahead of myself. Thank you for always being my voice of rationality and reason, even though I sometimes get mad at you for telling me the complete, honest truth because it is not what I'm wanting to hear.

Thank you for having my best interest at heart.

I can't even express into words how grateful I am to have you as my sister, because I know that you are one of the people on this Earth that genuinely just want to see me happy and thriving.

Thank you for teaching me how it is possible to be so angry or upset with another person at times, yet still love them unconditionally.

I know our fights can sometimes get ugly and intense, but I know that we love each other no less even when we're extremely pissed off at one another.

Whether it's because you borrowed my shirt without asking or because we were just giving one another attitude, I know that our fights won't last for more than a few hours- if they're REALLY bad, maybe even a couple of days, max.

Thank you for just being my shoulder to cry on or vent to after I'm sad over a stupid boy, get into a fight with Mom or Dad or just a compilation of little things I choose to unnecessarily get upset about sometimes.

It's a true blessing to have someone like you in this life because I know for a definite fact that I can always go to you with whatever it is that's on my mind.

Even if it's something that you get annoyed with me for talking about over and over, or just something you don't want to hear, I know that I can always count on you to listen and never judge.

Most importantly, thank you for being you.

There is nobody on this earth that knows me like how you know me, because of the special "sibling connection" bond we share. Thanks for getting my sense of humor and always seeming to know what I'm thinking.

Our bond is something I cherish and am so blessed to have you as my person and sis throughout this lifetime.

So thank you, Sis, for being you, and for always being there.

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