Facebook is a great way to see what old friends are up to but, to me, it’s not the most genuine form of interaction.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep close relationships intact. Fortunately, just because your close friend may now live far away doesn’t mean that you two can’t remain close – it just means you have to get a little creative. Read on for a few easy ways to connect (and reconnect) with old friends.
Pick Up the Phone
Picking up the phone may sound like an obvious way to stay in touch, but when your career, children, significant other and/or errands occupy your time, spending an hour on the phone seems daunting.
It’s funny how much texting has eliminated the need for certain phone calls but – while convenient – text message conversations just don’t offer the same intimacy that a conversation over the phone does. In other words, make time for the occasional phone call.
Whether you mail them a card, send a message via social media or call them (see above), they will appreciate it. Remembering birthdays is an easy way to show you (still) care.
See Each Other Face-to-Face
The great thing about technology is the ability to communicate from remote locations in real-time. Platforms like Appear.in, Skype and Google Hangouts allow virtually anyone to video chat from anywhere.
Send Mail (Not Just Email)
There is no surprise quite like a random note of positivity in your mailbox. I cherish any written letters from my loved ones and, if anything, the cards are always a great conversation starter.
Tell Me: How do you keep in touch with old friends?