How to Stay in Touch With Long-Distance Friends and Family

September 17, 2021 9:51 am


If a loved one has moved away, or you have moved across the country or to a different country, you’ll want to know how you can stay in touch with your friends and family. Thankfully, due to modern technology, distance no longer means the end of a friendship or the end of contact. Whilst letters would still be a fun and sentimental way of communicating, there is nothing like seeing your friends face to face, and just having a light-hearted chat you couldn’t do through letters. Read on to find out ways that you can stay in touch with long-distance friends and family.

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  1. Arrange regular video calls or phone calls. Make sure both of you have good wi-fi, or a plan that allows for cheap international phone calls if necessary (contact Vodafone Sligo for a good plan) as well as access to technology like a phone, tablet or laptop that you can use to make video calls. Having a regular time to speak to each other is a good way to avoid there being long periods of time without communication, and the hassle of trying to find a good time to speak over and over again.

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  1. When you’re not talking to each other, find ways to show your friend or family member that you are still thinking of them. You could send them a message saying ‘good morning’ with a photo of the sunny sky or something you’ve seen on your way to work- like a pretty flower you think they’d appreciate. If you do some baking, you could share a photo of what you made. If you like memes, you could send these to joke with your friend.
  2. Lastly, get creative about how you can celebrate together if it’s someone’s birthday for example. You could have a virtual party and send surprise gifts to their house.