Of course, having a friend that you can hang out with whenever you please is great, but having one that doesn’t live near you isn’t all bad, either. It’s nice to have someone you can talk to about anything no matter what, and that’s exactly what you can count on out of a best friend, regardless of how far away they live.
If your bestie is long distance, you have to work at keeping a relationship up, and that’s precisely because you can’t just meet up for coffee or drinks whenever you’d like. Luckily, with this pal, you can always pick up wherever you left off, as if you spoke yesterday (even though, in reality, it’s been weeks). That’s why your friendship has lasted.
Find out 6 reasons why having a long distance best friend can be the best thing. A few hundred miles could never get in the way of you two, after all.
1. You Have To Work At Staying In Touch
The key to a working relationship is communication, and when you don’t live nearby, talking on a regular basis can be easier said than done. So, the fact that you do take the time to talk to each other every once in a while speaks volumes about how much you actually value each other’s friendship.
2. It Gives You A New Perspective
If you both live in the same area, then maybe you’re not getting a new, different outlook on things when you talk to each other. If you’re friends, you’re likely similar, already, so some distance can spice up your relationship in the sense that you’re allowing another perspective into your life. Think of it as their travels broadening your horizons and vice versa.
3. It Shows You How Important Your Relationship Is
If a friend moves away but you still want to stay in touch with them, it shows just how important your friendship really is. You truly care about someone if you’re willing to keep up with what’s going on in their life, and that’s exactly why your friendship is sure to be everlasting, even with two of you apart.
4. Getting Together Is A Grand Affair
I mean, you may not get to do it as often, but when you do get together, it’s basically the best thing ever. There’s nothing like a little time apart to make your marathon of eating and drinking all the more fun, you know?
5. You Have So Much To Talk About
Part of the reason why your meet-ups are so great is because you’ve got to make up for lost time. And let’s face it— you two have a lot of catching up to do. Be prepared for your rendez-vous to last for several hours.
6. You Know You’ve Got A Friend For Life
If your friendship can stand the test of distance, then you know it’s a bond you’ll have forever. If being away from each other doesn’t tear you apart, nothing can.
If you’re reading this and thinking about a friend you haven’t seen in a while, pick up the phone and give them a call. You two have got a lot to gab about— so, get to it!
[h/t: Hello Giggles]