If you think that long-distance friendships never work, you should change your mind. Because long-distance friendships are the strongest and most genuine friendships.
Because having a long-distance best friend means having someone who always makes sure they stay in touch with you and who appreciates your friendship way more than someone you hang out with almost every day. It means being cherished by someone with whom you have such a strong bond that even distance can’t break.
Here are 6 reasons why your long-distance friendship is your most genuine and faithful friend:
1. You often communicate with each other.
You don’t need them to be physically near you so as to know that they’re there. Thanks to today’s modern technology, all you need to do when you need someone to share your worries and problems with is to call or text them on Viber or Facebook at any time of the day, and they’ll get back to you right away.
By being able to talk to them at any time of the day or night, you know that you’re never alone. (1)
2. Visiting them is always a fun trip.
Taking a trip to visit your long-distance friend is always fun and exciting because not only do you get the chance to see them, but you also get the chance to meet their other friends and visit the places they go to. You get the chance to embark on all kinds of adventures with them which you wouldn’t be able to have if they lived near you. (2)
3. Reuniting with them is a big deal.
Being away from a best friend for a long period of time makes you long to see them. That’s the reason why the times you get to reunite with your long-distance best friend are so amazing and special. You learn to appreciate the time you spend with them and you don’t take them for granted.
4. They will always give you impartial advice.
Having a long-distance best friend means having someone who will always be able to give you impartial advice when, let’s say, you’re having trouble making an important decision or you’re having problems with your other friends.
5. Making a long-distance friendship work is a telltale sign that this person is going to be a part of your life for a long time.
Nurturing a friendship with someone you see every day is easy, but when your friend lives miles away from you, this can be quite difficult.
But, if you and your long-distance friend are still able to make your friendship work, with all its drawbacks and communication challenges, then you can be sure that they’ll stay in your life for the long run. You can be sure that distance will never break the ties of your friendship.
6. You are less likely to have arguments with them.
There is never drama and tension swirling around your arguments. You rarely fight, and when you do, you make up fast and easily because you always find a way to resolve your problems together. Oftentimes, one “I am sorry” is all you need to say to each other to solve every disagreement.