As we start to grow up, we face a ton of changes – new schools, new jobs, new interests, and new places. While all of those changes are pretty awesome and exciting, being separated from our friends and gaining a long distance BFF can be kind of tricky.
Look: it’s not going to be easy, but things worth having (like an award-winning best friendship) never come easy, do they? Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a few reminders so that you can keep up with your long distance BFF with no problem.
Figure out what works for both of you.
Having a long distance BFF is pretty similar to having a regular BFF – you still want to spend time together and you still need to chit chat pretty much 24/7. The way for you to do that just gets a little trickier.
There’s no universal answer to how you stay in contact with your BFF. For some people texting constantly works best. For others, doing a weekly or monthly Skype sesh is better. While it doesn’t matter what method you use to keep in touch with your BFF, you need to make sure it works for the both of you and that you’re both on the same page.
So you’ve got your regular form of contact established. Now what?
One of the best things about having a BFF is being able to do special things for him or her. When having a long distance BFF, remember that those special things don’t have to go away – you just have to be more creative about doing them!
Pinterest is an awesome place to go for unique ideas for care packages or special surprises to let your long distance BFF know that you still care. Try sending her a bundle of handwritten letters or your latest DIY project to brighten her day.
Remember that there will be new friends.
When it comes to friendships, it’s really easy to succumb to jealousy. When you miss your pal and see him/her making new memories with new people, that can hurt a little bit. It’s important to remember that this most likely isn’t personal. What do you expect your friend to do? Sit in her apartment all day waiting to talk to you? Of course not! You want her having a great time living her best life with great people.
Remember that the same goes for you, too. We know you miss your BFF, and that’s totally OK. But don’t dwell on memories past. The fact of the matter is your long distance BFF is exactly that – long distance. You won’t be seeing him or her for a while. You’re not doing anyone any favors by sitting around waiting for the next time you see one another.
Besides, living your best life is the best way to have stuff to chat about with your friend, right?