A lot of my BFFLs don’t live in the same city I do, and I miss them all the time. So how do I manage to stay in touch with them? It’s not like the olden days when you either had a phone or the mail. These days, you can still feel close to your BFFL even when they live far, far, far away. Here are some tips on how you can stay in touch with those friends.
Text them! It is a good way to talk when you can’t do any of the other things I am going to mention. And if you’re like me, your phone is a part of your body, so when you have a thought that you want to share, you just type it in and usually, you get an answer right away. Texting is a good way to keep up with your friends or even just to let them know you love her/him with a simple .
I think we all know this one and there are so many ways to do this: Skype, Facetime, etc. This is a must. Videochatting with your long distance BFFLs is so easy. I Facetime every week with some of my long distance BFFLs. It’s like you are with each other, but you aren’t!
There are a millions ways to IM these days and that’s awesome. So if you’re on your Gmail, keep your chat open in case your BFFL is online. Or whatever you use to IM, always have it on – unless, of course, you are studying and you can’t deal with the distraction.
If your friend is not responding to your texts (lots of reasons: Mom has banned the phone, you’re in school, you’re at the movies), go on their Facebook! Like their Instagram photo. Watch her YouTube video. Retweet or reply to a tweet. Reblog their Tumblr post. I mean, there are so many ways to see what is happening with your friend when you’re missing her.
SEND EACH OTHER LETTERS:
It always makes me happy when my long distance friend sends me a latter/present. Its like they touched the paper! LIKE THE OLDEN DAYS. It feels much better than an email, is all I will say.
TRY PLANNING TRIPS OVER THE SUMMER:
Everyone (in school) has break over the summer, so try convincing your mom to plan a trip so you can see each other!
KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING:
Try talking to them when you can. Ask them what they have been up to, like, “Hey, did you watch the latest Doctor Who episode?” “It’s a good way to talk so you guys don’t stop talking because that is very easy to happen.
HAVE YOUR PARENTS BE FRIENDS:
If your parents like each other, they won’t mind travelling with you when want to meet up with your friend!
There are a bunch of apps that you can play with your friends even when they’re not in your house. There’s Draw Something, Words With Friends, even Xbox Live. So have some fun with your long distance BFFL.
SAY SOMETHING NICE:
If you haven’t spoken to your long distance BFFL in a week, use one of the above ways to reach out to her and compliment her (“Oh my goddess, that collab was so awesome!”), something, anything. It makes them feel closer to you and you to them.
IT ALL REVOLVES AROUND ONE THING:
Finding ways to be there!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you do to feel closer to your BFFL? Tell me about it here!