Long distance friendships in your twenties are inevitable. You graduate from college, find jobs in different cities, follow your passions, meet boys, travel, find yourself, fall in love, fall out of love and life evolves. And that means moving away from some of your most favorite people in the world. So how do you make sure to keep the friendships alive? We’re sharing our four best tips to ensure your friendships don’t suffer with all that distance.
Today, I’m sharing four tips for mastering long distance friendships, regardless of where you are in the world.
- Snail mail isn’t dead. I can’t say how exciting it is to get mail from a friend. Doesn’t matter if it’s just a couple sentences or four paragraphs. I absolutely love putting pen to paper and reading kind words from friends near and far.
- Schedule a “hangout” as normal. Time zones and busy work days can get in the way of keeping up with friends that aren’t in the same city. What works best for me and my girlfriends is actually texting each other and setting up a time to jump on the phone or FaceTime. Sunday night at 5 pm is my go-to.
- Plan a trip every year. Regardless of how well you stay connected, there’s nothing like face to face time. Me and my girlfriends plan a trip every year to a new city and this past year, five of us met up in Nashville for a long weekend of shenanigans, eating, drinking and fun. It’s so incredible to pick up right where you left off.
- Friend group chats are underrated. I can’t tell you how hilarious our friend group chat is. It’s also the little things that really bond you. A hilarious quote, your favorite celebrity drama, that weird thing your coworker said. It’s the little stuff that counts.