Friends are the family away from family. Friendship is the most beautiful bond between two people irrespective of caste, creed, color, and religion. This is considered the most pious bond. Friendship is not the relationship that we get by birth, but it is the relationship that we form after birth. Life becomes easier with friends. We can express ourselves easily, share all the good and bad with friends without the fear of getting judged. That’s the beauty of friendship. The beginning of every relationship begins with friendship.
You can have a lot of friends, but there are only a few who are close to your heart. But the harsh reality is that you cannot live with your friends forever. There comes a time when we have to move to a different city or country to chase our dreams and friends are left behind. This can also happen vice-versa.
But distance cannot separate the hearts. Long distance friendship can also be beautiful if you put little effort into making it successful. If you also have a long distance friend, and you are struggling to maintain your relationship, then I would suggest you read this article. Here we have listed a few ways in which you can make your long-distance friend happy and maintain your relationship for a lifetime.
Always connect over call-
In long-distance friendships it becomes hard to stay in touch with each other. Call is the best way to do that. You can schedule a call with your friend at least once a week. It’s not necessary that you talk daily, but once a week calling should be done to stay updated with each other’s life and happenings. It’s not necessary to have long conversations all the time, but a brief call over the phone just to check on each other is good for maintaining a healthy relationship.
Send random messages-
Technology has made it easier for us to connect with our loved ones. Social media has made it even easier and fun. You can send random messages, good night or good morning wishes, memes, share photographs, old memories of each other just to make your friend realise that distance is just a number you are still connected by heart.
Celebrating a friend’s birthday is always fun. But when it comes to long-distance friendship, this becomes difficult. So to make your friend’s more special, you can plan a surprise party for them. You might not be present there, but you can ask the people around him or her to arrange everything. You can send them gifts as a token of all. These days there are a variety of gifts available to choose from. You can get personalised gifts as they are special and very much in trend these days. You can order gifts online and get them delivered at your friend’s location.
Meet once a year-
Imagine the moment when you and your friend meet after so long. To keep your relationship alive and healthy, you both can plan to meet once a year at least. Either you can take the flight to your friend’s location or vice versa. You both can meet somewhere halfway between both of you. You can also plan a mini trip to your favorite location and spend quality time with each other. While meeting, you can get a bouquet for each other. You can order flowers bouquet online from online shopping websites.
Write a letter to each other—
I know this may sound old-fashioned, but writing letters can be a turning point in your relationship. You will be able to have a stronger friendship with each other. You can pen down all your thoughts and feelings that you want to tell your friend. Letters are more effective than messages as the person puts time and effort into writing that. It puts a long lasting impression on the person. You can at least try to write once a year or every 6 months.
Maintaining any relationship is not easy, even if it is a friendship. You need to give time and put efforts to keep it alive. I hope you liked and found the article helpful. Try the above-mentioned things with your long-distance friend, and you will see the difference in your relationship very soon.