Long distance friendship are those that can get stronger from the miles that they apart, where there is anything that can prevent you from being friends.
Friendships on their own can sometimes feel difficult to manage let alone maintaining them when there’s distance. Ever since I moved to an other city aftey eleventh grade, I’ve seen many of my friendships either grow stronger or slowly fade away.
Whether it’s as simple as graduating high school or deciding to teach English across the world, I’ve been through it all.
Here are some of my own experiences in maintaining long distance friendships…☁🌼
A tiny sneak peek to my own long distance friendship🐾🐣
Before I move on to the fun stuff, I want to quickly address a harsh reality. If I’m being completely honest, it’s likely that you won’t be able to stay in touch with everyone that you’d like to, in the way that you may like to.
BUT let me also say that this is a harsh reality likely to happen no matter where you live.
What I’ve seen from my own personal experience is that some long-distance friendships take more effort and some seem almost effortless. Some friends you’ll talk to every day, and some you hardly to talk at all, but still find it easy to stay close.
I can’t give you an exact formula here. It will really depend on the specific friend and the situation.
Before I go into this even more deeper, you should know, I’m pretty awful at keeping friendships in general.
Most either end in an intentional drifting apart or on pretty rotten terms depending on how dramatic things get. I never want to feel like I’m more invested in a relationship than the other person, so if I start to get that sense, I started putting in some distance.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to communicate better, but sometimes it’s not worth the effort or my attempts don’t seem to have any impact.
My one and my only BFF🌸
With her things seem so effortless, she understands me like no other friend, she have been through all the phases of my life..thick and thin.
She knows all my secrets, she have seen all my weaknesses and have stood there for me… She knows how to handle all my aggravate and all my sum of anger is well treated by her…💞
I met her in my preschool, while we were in the same class and she had joined newly, she was a very shy and quite person….i remember no one actually tried talking to her and during the break I walked to her and introduced myself..she was yet sheepish and wasn’t able to open up candidly, haha.
It’s almost 10 years of our friendship now, and let me tell you, these years were not at all very pleasing and alluring, hahhaha, both of us have been into fights “Cue eye roll” , and went days and weeks not talking or even not looking at each other.
Once her dad had to get involved in elucidating on our disagreements , haha, as it was our birthday the next day and both of us weren’t bending or compromising on the things that were erroneous. (for the people wondering, yess our birth dates fall on the same day💜)
Our communication is by no means perfect, and it’s taken me a little while to accept that we communicate differently, but the same level of care is still there.
Despite of all these reasons, She stood by my side, have made me happy, made me laugh until tears have rolled down my cheeks, haha, those birthday texts. Instagram throwbacks. Little care packages or gifts. Or just anything that fits our friendship. She have always been protective towards me and this bond🍒
I can just indisputably scrawl down pages and pages defining her and our pure and sparkling bond. But I may make a part II for itemizing the bond of ours, as that amusement might not fit into a few paragraphs. Haha.
Just like “they” say, a little effort really does go a long way. And when it comes to being a good friend, I’ve found this statement to be more than true. All you have to do- make sure your friends know that even though you’re not physically there with them, you’ll still always be there for them.
App’s do it for you!
Well, there’s really no denying it- we live in a world completely consumed by technology. Luckily, when it comes to long-distance friendships technology is here to make things easier! With smartphones and laptops, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with friends while living abroad.
Using apps to stay in touch with friends may seem like a “DUH!,” but the truth is, your apps won’t actually do the work for you. You have to use them right!
And yea… That’s about it.. Shout out to my little dwarf🧙♀I miss you and wish to catch up soon…love ya💜
Long distance friendship has its own importance🌸💜