Growing, But Not Growing Apart
Growing up entails a lot from us. It changes our priorities, changes our perspective. Sometimes, it even changes us. And when these things happen, we can’t help but outgrow places and sometimes, even people. We become too busy that we may lose touch withimportant people in our lives. It can cause some friendships to fall apart, or relationships to turn cold.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t reconnect and rebuild the friendship again! Because if you really want someone to stay in your life, you will make an effort to keep them. You will go the extra mile to fight for the relationship, and fight for the person.
So if you’re missing an old friend today, it’s not yet too late. There are so many ways you can do to reconnect and save the relationship.
You can reach out and invite them back into your life.
You can start by simply sending them a nice, sincere greeting card letting them know how much you’ve missed them, that you still value the friendship and care about them all the same.
You can also ask for a meet-up, maybe a coffee session or a brunch date.
Catching up is a good way to rebuild a friendship and is better done in person. So be ready to communicate, open up about your life, let them in with your secrets and make them part of your future plans. This will make them feel that you still trust them like the good old days. And since communication is a two-way street, be sure to ask them how they are as well, what has happened in their lives, and what’s new about them. Don’t just ask for the sake of asking, but ask with the intention to really want to know. This shows them that you are interested to be part of their lives again.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be a grand gesture all the time. Sometimes it’s the small, genuine actions that really matter. Like being there for the big moments, remembering the important occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, or showing up when they need you the most.