How do you keep in touch and maintain close friends beyond college?

Philippines
July 10, 2008 4:25am CST
I met my best friend in college, and we became virtually inseparable from the start. I mean, we went everywhere together, shared everything; our parents accepted us as an extension of their respective families. But then we graduated from college, got married, had our respective careers, and I moved to another city. Now, we see each other about once a year. And I feel as if we are no longer as close as before. We are both so busy at work that we almost have no time to get in touch. How do keep in touch and maintain close friends when you are juggling a demanding career, family and postgrad studies? Any tips you can share?
5 responses
@dpk262006 (56734)
• Delhi, India
10 Jul 08
I keep in touch with them through phone and e-mails.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Yes! Aren't we lucky to be living in the electronic age. Thank you for your tip.
@dpk262006 (56734)
• Delhi, India
11 Jul 08
Yes, we are lucky enought to live in electronics age.
• India
10 Jul 08
Friendhsip has to be kept alive in order to feel its warmth. We can arrange for a get together with college friends by sending them email.Even if you dont have all their ids you may have some and them in turn will have some more. I followed this and with the help of my close friends organized a get together which went on successfully. Now we have planned for another get together next month with some fun activities added.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Yes, reunions! A great way to get updated on one another's lives, huh? I should suggest this to my friend too. Thank you for that reminder.
@chirantani (1382)
• India
10 Jul 08
Its very simple. I try to keep in touch with my friends on any occasions,for instance,birthday,new year day,by either texting,or chatting on phone,or by emailing..we also go for partying together at least once in a year.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
That sounds great. Thank you for your advice, I will take it. Partying really isn't possible, but when we have the opportunity... : )
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I have a best friend in high school. She now lives in Germany. She married a german citizen. Because of the poverty in our province. She forced herself to marry that German guy. I'm just grateful that she learn to love him. They already had a son. We see each other three years ago. We still have communication through internet by chatting and e-mail. Were still close no matter how far the distance separates us. I really missed her. But I have to accept the fact that our lives are different way back high school life.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
You know what, I feel comforted by what you shared about you and your friend. Thank you very much.
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
that life you never know what to happen, as long as you both care for each other still friends.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Yes, we still care for each other. That is really the important thing. Thank you for dropping by.