Reconnecting with Old Friends

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Reconnect with old friends and rediscover remarkable friendships

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As we grow old, it cannot be helped that, along the way, we can’t keep in touch with their friends whom we thought would stay in our lives forever. This doesn’t mean, however, that the friendship was toxic or something similar. It simply means that life got in the way and that there are too many responsibilities to attend to that we could no longer allocate the same amount of time and attention to old friends.

 

However, this is not the end. Let’s say that nostalgia changes that. How do you reconnect with old friends? Well, here are some ways.

 

 

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Send Them an E-Mail

 

Gone are the days of sending the old snail mail that by the time your friend receives it, weeks—worse, months—have passed by (depending on where you live). With the boom of technology, communication has been made easier with e-mail. All you need is their e-mail address. After which, just start typing away your message!

 

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Hit Them Up with a Text

 

Another way of catching up with old friends is through texting them. If you are too shy with the straight up, “Hey, what are you up to these days?” you can start with an excuse that may sound like, “I was walking down the street when I saw something that reminded me of you . . . ”

 

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Call Them on Their Landline

 

Though it seems outdated now, this is still one surefire way to reconnect with old friends. This allows you to talk to them in real time. There will be no need for you to wait for a reply because, after all, won’t it be awkward to hear a pause over the line? They will have to answer you as quickly as they can to keep the conversation flowing.

 

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Look Them Up on Facebook

 

Search for old friends on one of the biggest social media sites right now. With Facebook, you can look up people from whom you haven’t heard or with whom you haven’t talked in forever. Simply type their names on the search bar, and it should give you results. Of course, after you’re able to locate them, you can contact them using Facebook’s Messenger app.

 

Reconnecting with old friends may sometimes be a hit or a miss. There are several factors why it wouldn’t work out the second time around. Things like time and distance may become issues. It doesn’t hurt to try though. Perhaps, the chance to revive what once was could come from a simple hello.

 

 

Have you tried reaching out with an old friend? Did you hang out with them again, or did things not change? I would love to read your stories in the comment section below. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and connect with me on Goodreads. Lastly, grab a copy of my book, Underground Stories.

 

 

References

 

Succeed Socially. 2017. “How to Get Back in Touch with An Old Friend or Acquaintance.” Accessed December 19, 2017. https://www.succeedsocially.com/getbackintouch.

Hudson, Paul. 2014. “It’s Been Too Long: 7 Reasons Why You Should Reconnect with Old Friends.” Elite Daily, July 10. Accessed December 19, 2017. https://www.elitedaily.com/life/culture/7-reasons-reconnect-old-friends/662757.

Williams, Shannon. 2013. “5 Simple Ways to Reconnect with Old Friends.” Intent Blog, April 12. Accessed December 19, 2017. http://intentblog.com/5-simple-ways-to-reconnect-with-old-friends/.

 

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD