Living far away from the people you care about can be extremely difficult. Both parties get caught up in their own lives. Not being able to see each other in person can sometimes diminish relationships. There are some precautionary steps you can to take to maintain successful relationships while living away.
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Face to face communication is the best form of communication in my opinion. The use of FaceTime or video communication platforms
Another helpful tool is to shoot them a quick text whenever possible. Getting texts out of the blue reminds them that you care and want to know what’s going on in their lives. It isn’t vital to be in constant communication with the other. Everyone gets busy, but connecting quickly over a text or email can make all of the difference.
Social Media is Your Friend
In modern times, there is a surplus of apps and social media platforms that encourage communication. Use those to your advantage! Show them some support on their latest Instagram post or Snapchat story. If they are active sharers on social media, you can keep up with their life and use their posts as conversation starters.
“How are you doing Becky? Did you have a fun weekend on the lake?”
Finally, plan a trip to see them if it’s feasible. The most difficult part of traveling is the planning. Setting a date is the first step, and after that’s settled, it will be relatively easy. When life is flying by it can be difficult to find the
As long as you are taking the time to invest into your relationships the rest will come naturally!