We are social beings. It is only natural that we build relationships with people that we come in contact with. The relationships that we do build however do not come as naturally as people would hope. In most cases we need to invest our resources like time and effort to build upon these trivial meeting and turn them into actual human contact and perhaps if we are lucky we can get friends out of this.
This investment, however, would all be for a waste if you are no longer in contact with your friends. We cannot avoid it. We all have our very own separate lives. Time will sometimes come when you need to part and when that time comes you need to let go.
We cannot keep a person from leaving but we can however stop a person from forgetting you. Relationships are built because there is genuine fondness between two people and geographic distance will not stop that no matter how far you are apart. With the internet and growth of telecommunication technology it is not that difficult to stay connected. However, you do need to put an effort into keeping that connection alive.
One way you can keep that connection alive is by talking to your friend regularly. You can go make a phone call from time to time but do not overdo it. You want to keep connected but you should not look to desperate. If you have no other reason to call other than just to shoot the breeze a phone call a month should be more than adequate.
There are other ways to connect that you do not necessarily have to use a telephone. You can keep up with your friends without even speaking a single word. You can choose from a ton of possible social market sites.
A website like Twitter can reach a lot of people but you can also send a direct private message to a close friend. Facebook has a ton of features that you can play with. From sharing of pictures to interactive games, you can have a thousand ways to connect and more.
Of course, you can always send an e-mail or even a regular form of mail to connect with other people overseas. In some cases, you can even invite them to read your blog and they will be updated with your day to day activities.
From time to time, a care package from you would be nice. When a person moves overseas they would more often than not miss some things about the country he or she came from. Just grab some of your friend’s favorite things and put them in a box. Call freight forwarder and send it to your buddy. He or she will definitely be thanking you for days.
These are just some of the things that you can do to keep connected. Friends are precious nowadays because it gets harder and harder to find someone that you can trust. So, go ahead and call, text or email your friend. I am pretty sure he or she will be happy to hear from you.