7 Ways to Maintain a Long Distance Friendship
Blame it on the “out of sight, out of mind” effect or fast running life, at times the strongest bonds of friendship tend to fade out when people move to different places. Here are 5 ways to maintain a long-distance friendship.
1. Schedule the phone calls
It is easy to get sucked into your busy life and forget to make the regular phone calls to friends. The best way to tackle this problem is to decide on some fixed days to call them. Make a rotational list wherein you can divide the friends into different sets. You can call them in intervals of a few days or weeks, which is up to you. This way everyone will be getting your calls from time to time.
2. Share as much as you can
Inseparable once upon a time, you and your best friend now lead different lives. However, precious memories never get washed away in the tide of time. The little treasure boxes, the diaries and scrapbooks, the coin collections, all these things act like time travel machines. The next time you find an old thing in your closet, be sure to take a picture of it and IM it to your best friend. It will not only delight her beyond words, but also take her back into the memory lanes.
3. Always be there
Never fail to be there for your friend at difficult times. No matter how busy you are, always take the time out to be by their side in their time of distress. If your friend is going through a rough time, then make it a point to call them frequently and ask them how they are doing.
4. Make optimum use of Skype
What’s the long-distance fuss if you can actually see each other every day? There are a whole lot of interesting things you can do on Skype, together.