It’s easy to let friendships drift, especially if you haven’t seen someone for a while. Here are some tips to help you reconnect with your pals.
Write a letter. Let’s be honest, we very rarely get any exciting letters in the post these days. It’s more likely to be a bill or a reminder than something from a friend. Make your friend’s day by sending them a personal letter or a postcard!
Pick up the phone. Make the time to call them for a real catch-up if you haven’t seen them in a while. Sending texts is fine, but you’ll feel more of a connection if you have a proper chat.
Make a date. If you’re very busy, it can be difficult to find time to see a friend when you’re both free. Get into the habit of seeing each other regularly by picking something easy to do together each month – like meeting up for brunch or simply popping over for a cuppa one evening.
If you live far apart, make a point of seeing your friend whenever you’re in the area and let them know when you’re coming in advance.
Share memories. Dig out your old photos and chat about those crazy things you used to do (and the things you still do).
Share an in-joke. Sending a friend a picture you think they’ll find funny might not sound like much, but it lets them know that you’re thinking of them.
Don’t make it a special occasion. Don’t let your friendship drift so that you only see them on special occasions, such as weddings and Christmas get-togethers. You can catch up with them in-between the big events too.