Can Long Distance Friendships Survive?

Throughout our lives friends come and go. Some are destined to be with us forever, others are great at the time and then just seem to fizzle out when distance keeps you apart.

I am very lucky to have two friends, that I went to school with (many years ago) that live in different states to me now.

We can’t get together for coffee like we used to, we can’t just go to the movies at the drop of a hat, but every now and then, we do get together when circumstances allow, and that is good enough for me. Better a little than none at all!

We just go with the flow. We don’t demand that we talk on the phone regularly. We don’t expect to see each other often. Thanks to Facebook, I get little glimpses of what is happening in their lives and they of mine. That is enough for us to keep our friendship alive.

So far this year, I have seen both of them. It’s been 5 years since our last get togethers, but both of them, within the space of 2 months, managed to make their way to Brisbane and went out of their way to make sure we had a get together.

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My gorgeous girls and I shared an amazing lunch with my friend Kerrie, who I met 35 years ago!

I have no idea when we will get together again, but I know her door is always open, and hopefully it won’t be another 5 years that pass before the champagne glasses chink together again.

Do you have a long distance friend?

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