Maintaining Long Distance Friendship

Author: AB Staff

Maintaining Long Distance Friendship


Have you ever had a friend move away and struggled to stay connected with them? It
can be tough, right? But even though distance can be a challenge, there are ways to
maintain and even strengthen those friendships. Here are some tips I’ve found helpful
for staying connected with friends who live far away:

  1. Make an effort to communicate regularly: It’s easy to get caught up in our own
    lives and let those long-distance friendships fall by the wayside, but it’s important
    to make a conscious effort to stay in touch. Whether it’s a quick message or a
    longer phone call, regularly reaching out to your friends will help you feel more
    connected to them.
  2. Plan visits: One of the best ways to stay connected is to actually see each other
    in person. If you’re able to, plan a visit with your friend. It doesn’t have to be a long
    trip – even a weekend getaway can be a great opportunity to catch up and spend
    quality time together.
  3. Share your daily life: Sharing the details of your daily life with your friends can
    help them feel more connected to you. Use social media or apps like Instagram
    or Snapchat to keep each other updated on what’s going on in your lives. It’s a
    small way to stay connected, but it can make a big difference.
  4. Find common interests: Having a shared interest or hobby can be a great way to
    bond with friends who live far away. Whether it’s watching the same TV show or
    movie and then discussing it, or joining an online community centered around a
    particular interest, finding ways to connect through shared activities can help
    maintain the friendship.
  5. Make time for each other: Even if it’s just a few minutes here and there, making
    time for your friends who live far away is important. Schedule regular phone or
    video calls at a time that works for both of you, or set aside a specific day each
    week or month to catch up. It’s a small investment of time, but it can make a big
    difference in maintaining those friendships.

So if you’re struggling to stay connected with a friend who lives far away, don’t despair!
By making an effort to communicate regularly, planning visits, sharing your daily life,
finding common interests, and making time for each other, you can maintain and even
strengthen those relationships despite the distance.