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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.