Long distance relationships – part 2

I previously wrote a post about why I sometimes fail at maintaining long distance relationships with my family and friends. Here are some tips that help make staying in touch a little easier:

Get those apps – there are tons of FREE app that helps you connect with people anywhere around the world. I use What’s App, Viber and Skype.  You can download those apps on your mobile phone and talk or text for hours for FREE……as long as the person you’re connecting with is also using the same app as you.

Do it as you’re thinking it – I have random moments when I’m thinking of calling a friend or family member. This could be while I’m on the bus, in the middle of cooking or shopping. I whip out my mobile phone and do it right then

and there rather than waiting for a ‘more convenient time’. Sometimes it’s hard to find that ‘more convenient time’.

Make it a date – there are some family members and friends I call or text long distance regularly and throughout the day. For others, I set up a date (monthly of weekly) for me to catch up on what’s happening in their lives.

Find out what works best for them – keeping in touch with family and friends long distance also means finding out how those people like to be communicated with. I have a friend who prefers Facebook chats and an uncle who enjoys phone conversations. Finding out how your family and friends like to keep in touch will make things easier for you, -and save you from playing 3 weeks of phone tag with someone who would’ve replied back to you right away had you texted.

Hopefully, you find those tips as helpful. And if you have your own tips on this topic, feel free to share

Happy Sunday!

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~ by omonaij on July 15, 2012.

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