Don't take your friendships for granted. Today's challenge is to make time for friends!
Be sure to make an effort to stay in touch with your friends whether it's a phone call, an email, or a get together. Organize your friends' contact information, make a schedule, and even set reminders so you don't let too much time pass between conversations.
Do you make time for your friends or do you need to improve staying in touch? Do you usually stay in touch by phone calls, text, email, or social networks?
October 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM
I have two best friends who I try very hard to stay close with.
My BFF lives about an hour away and although we don't talk alot on the phone (neither of us really like long phone conversations) we do make a point to get together 3-4x a year for dinner. This past summer she, her HB and daughter vacationed with us for the weekend. That was great.
My other best friend lives closer and I talk to her weekly and go out with her maybe 2-3x a month.
Sometimes I feel a little guilty because DH doesn't have any friends that live locally. His BF lives across the country and although they talk (for hours sometimes) on the phone regularly, he only sees him once a year when we vaction together for 2 weeks. I guess it evens out, but still, during the year I feel bad because I'm going out and he's not.
by ack86October 5, 2012 at 3:28 PMWe usualy talk through facebook, but I try to call them all at least once a month.
by othermomOctober 5, 2012 at 3:47 PM
I try to make time by either calling them talking online and hanging out wen we can. I also like to write letters to my friends
October 5, 2012 at 3:49 PMMy best friend and i have had a rough year with me moving 900 miles, however we have paid overages on our cell phones regurly because we are always on the phone, so much that our hubbys know who we are talking to. Miss our brownie night!
by robyannOctober 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM
I am guilty of sometimes not making time to keep up with friends. But real friends understand and even if it's been months, we start talking and it seems there was no time lost. It can be hard to keep up with friends, when life gets busy, with family and kids. But we really do need to make an effort to stay in touch at least someway, even it's just an email or facebook message. It works out good if your friends have children about the same ages as yours, then you can meet up at the park or something with the kids.
I think I do pretty well my friends and I stay in touch weekly, I don't mean facebook, we call each other,text, sometimes email. My best friend and I text each other EVERYDAY, it may just to say good morning, we have been best friends for 35 years!! My other friends and I communicate a few times a week.
by LCG83October 5, 2012 at 4:10 PMI stay in touch via Facebook only usually. Except my sissy. :)
by mp3momOctober 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM
I usually use the phone for my best friend as she lives in another state; sometimes we use FB or text. For my other friends and sister we use the same, lol. We all are out of state; even my brother and sister-in-law, who are in state, we seem to do the same. I guess it's just more convenient for my brother and sister-in-law, too; everyone is busy.
by mama2b100808October 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM
yes i do keep in touch with all of my friends. I got to or I would go nuts lol