Do you still keep in touch with your old friends?

Philippines
September 28, 2009 9:19pm CST
I actually find it hard to keep in touch with my old friends. I do have their phone numbers but since most of the time I'm busy and don't have time to call or write them, and sometimes when I did they didn't answer or reply. Perhaps they're just like me.LOL But sometimes when nothing occupied my mind I think and missed them. How about you, do you still communicate with your good old friends?
14 responses
@dpk262006 (56221)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep 09
Hi there! I try my best to keep in touch with my dear friends. I keep sending them SMSs and whenever I get time I make phone calls to them to know about their well being and those friends who are on-line, I contact them through emails. Friends are important in our lives and we should always value our friendship, I believe.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Yeah, I agree with you,friends should not be taken for granted, they should be valued cared. But when it comes to old friends, I found it hard to be connected with them, since I have lot of new friends. And I'm busy and they're busy as well I think. But I treasured those memories that we shared and never forget so if ever one day our path would cross then we can both reminisce those good old days. And I do believe that friends come and go on the right time. Anyway thank you for sharing with us dpk and have a great day!
@dpk262006 (56221)
• Delhi, India
1 Oct 09
To remain busy is one thing, I know we all live very busy lives. However, we should try our best to remain in touch with old pals. Interaction with them help strengthen our relations.
• Indonesia
29 Sep 09
Yes i still keep in touch with my old friends, especially my college's friends. i still communicate with them using internet. sometime i chat with them in Facebook or with Yahoo! Messenger. but sometime i just call or SMS them. but sometime when i call or SMS them, they not answer / reply. probably it because they busy. But i always gathered in annual reunion
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Oh reunion, all my life I'd only able to attend our reunion once. And I was lucky because that time I was on vacation and unfortunately most of close friend was not there on our reunion. And I don't know when I could be able to attend our reunion. Anyway thanks for sharing with enjoy your day!
• Indonesia
30 Sep 09
Well that too bad when we can't meet all our friends in reunion. I hope you can attend your next reunion and meet all your friends.
@Jigilmore (106)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hi Careguarden, I have friends I would like to keep in touch with also, when we talk we have great conversations in rememberance of all the things we used to do....and then I want to call back to speak again but I can't ever seem to get a chance... sometime the timing is not right, your tired,etc...I think sometimes the reason old friends may not respond when you try to contact them could be because they've tried to "reach out" to you several times and you never seem to have time for them...and they may take it as if you don't want to be bothered...Sometimes I feel guilty of maybe not making enough time for my old friends...I love my old friends and I don't want them to ever feel that way...but sometimes I just can't seem to find the time. I guess you just have to prioritize your days and get your friends in the list somehow...especially if the friendship is worth saving.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
Yeah, you're right Jigilmore it's just that there's a communication gap because I admit it there are those times when I don't give them enough time, I didn't able to answer their text messages or return call. Because those times, a lot of things going on with my life, few troubles.LOL Yeah most of the times I felt guilty when I realized that I take them for granted. I love my old friends, we have lots of wonderful memories and with full of fun. And they're worth saving. Anyway thank you for sharing with us, I learned few things from your response. Enjoy your day!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Hey careguarden! I do try to keep in touch with my old friends! Sometimes I do let too much time go by before I pick up the phone and make the call and they I get angry with myself! I should be more thoughtful and make the calls more often! I do have quite a few old friends that I do still keep in touch with! Some are better at calling me and I am so thankful for that! I just now got off the phone with one of my oldest and dearest friends! He is always the one to call me and I am so glad! We have been friends for over 25 years now and no matter how many times he has moved from state to state he makes sure he calls to check in with me at least twice a month! It is usually me who is the lax one when it comes to making the calls! In fact I need to make a call to someone that I have heard from two months ago from my past who called me wanting to get together! She and I were very dear friends at one time who called me before I went on vacation and I promised I would get back in touch with her and still haven't! I have to make that call!
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
You're lucky that you have a friend who check on you most of the time,it really feels good when one of your friends do care for you no matter what and value your friendship. I wish I could have one. Anyway yeah you should make that call, I'm sure she's expecting from you and waiting everyday. Anyway again thank you my friend, and please do enjoy your day!
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Hey there! I still keep in touch with my old friends. We still hang out every month. We also chat a lot online and we do text sometimes. We don't talk as often as we used to when we were in college or high school but we still do keep in touch.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Oh, well that's good for you migs, you still able to connect with your old friends. Well I guess because on my part I was always been traveling and living on different places. And this was just the time that I really stay on one place for longer period and But I'll be moving soon. So I lost connection with my old friends. But I have lot of new friends. So it's not that bad. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and have a great day!
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I do keep in touch with them. My friends from nursery, elementary, high school and college. And sometimes, we do some gatherings together. It's so fun to be together again once in a while.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Oh, really from nursery 'til college? That's whole lot of fun!
@maezee (32570)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I feel like eventually we lose touch. I tried for about 6-7 months to stay in touch with my old high school friends (after I started going to different colleges than them) - and we kept in touch over Facebook for about five months. And at that point, we really didn't have much else to talk about! And we were so busy with our every day lives - school, work, new friends, family, etc.. that we just couldn't keep it up. It's sad, but people drift apart.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Yeah, friends come and go for a time. Friends come into our life for a reason to help us and when they go it only mean that their role into our life was done and it's time for us to have new friends who will assist us as we journey our life. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and have a great day!
@lbbaby (489)
• China
22 Jan 10
Well, yes. My best friends are mostly my childhood friends. We know each other for over ten years. We communicate with each other usually on MSN. We have a group and we talk to it sometimes. We'll talk about the recent conditions and the interesting things happened to us. Even when we're busy and don't have time to chat, we won't think it's a problem. We get together to talk when in New Year's day because we all have a holiday and we are all at home.
@saurabhs (52)
• India
31 Oct 09
i tried my level best to stay in touch with my old school friends but eventually when time passes and you get to make new friends your connection with the old friends start to loose...its not intentional that i don't want to talk to my old friends..its just that when you are busy in your new college life you don't get that much of time to stay in contact...though we still sometimes meet on social sites but it's very tough to meet them personally.....
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
5 Oct 09
yes, i always to seach my old friends from friends in kindergarden, elementary school, junior high school and senior high school. thanks to friendster and facebook. because of them, my attempts to search my old friends it more easily. and after i get their number, i always send their message or call them
30 Sep 09
yeah we still communicate with each other. there are times that i missed them but there is nothing we can do we need to go on with our lives.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
oh yeah i do...it's not as often anymore as we are busy with kids and all... but i make sure i greet them on special occassions... or send them messages saying hi......
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
We do chat of my old friends if ever get online on the same time. But on seeing each other, it just happens sometimes and once a year outing. Its great to see and know what are the changes in their life, update on their family and etc. We have the chance of seeing each other once a year because one of our friend loves to have gathering once and its a tradition already for us.
• United States
29 Sep 09
It really is hard to. Although I don't keep in touch with most of my high school friends, there are still 2 that I talk with daily.