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Why Long-Distance Friendships Are The Best You’ll Ever Have

Adulting can feel impossible at times, especially with making and maintaining friendships. However, true friendship knows no distance. In fact, friendship can span time zones or even countries. And although all friends hold special places in our hearts, there’s no denying that long-distance friendships are the most special breed of them all.

Long-distance friendships are the best because every moment you spend together truly matters.

When you live in different cities or even on opposite coasts, the small amount of time you get to physically share together is sacred. You treat those moments with the utmost care and plan ways to utilize every second. The good news is, even the most mundane activities transform into something infinitely better when you and your long-distance amigo are together, even the most mundane activities transform into something infinitely better. Every moment matters, and you find ways to maximize each one.

Long-distance friendships are amazing because you can find creative ways to keep in touch.

It takes some extra effort to keep the conversation going when you can’t see your friend other every single day, but that’s also part of the fun of a long-distance friendship. Perhaps you find fun greeting cards to mail or schedule weekly Skype slumber parties that may also involve a bit of wine. Then again, perhaps you’re the type who sends memes and Snapchat pictures to your bestie throughout your boring work day. Regardless, you know that your friendship matters because distance never dampers your ability to stay connected.

Long-distance friendships enhance your life by providing new experiences.

When you’re friends with someone who isn’t local, you can actually use the distance to your advantage. First and foremost, exploring your friend’s city is the perfect excuse to get away from your life at home. Of course, there’s also exploring your own location through a tourist’s set of eyes, which is just as fun. You can even plan halfway meetups and take road trips together so that you can both indulge your wanderlust. Thanks to your far-away friend, you get to enjoy an abundance of incredible experiences both together and apart.

But most of all, long-distance friendships are the best you’ll ever have because your connection stems from the heart.

Long-distance friendships aren’t always easy. In fact, they require constant effort. However, that special care you take is exactly what makes long-distance friendships some of the best connections you’ll ever have. You never take your long-distance friends for granted, nor do you put off the opportunity to be with them anytime you can. After all, they’re not your next-door neighbor; they’re often hours away.

So here’s to our long-distance friendships, the best friendships of all. They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, and I think that any of us with faraway friends feel that sentiment deeply. Although we miss them incredibly often, long-distance friendships are still the best we’ll ever have. These special connections provide us with precious moments, new experiences, and the most meaningful tokens of love. Long-distance friends not only remain forever on our mind, but they always live inside our hearts.

Megan Glosson

Megan Glosson is an avid writer and editor. She is an advocate for mental health and disabilties. Megan resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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