Since I moved here from Spokane back in July---I do what I can to keep in touch with my buddies and friends back in Washington State, and I ran across some good ways to make sure those special friendships do last---even though there may be many miles inbetween.  Whether you moved away to accept a new job, or you skipped town, moving away from your friends can be hard.

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It’s easy to forget about each other and let the friendship slip into no man’s land, so here are a few tips to hopefully keep that from happening:

Text always – It can be as simple as a quick inside joke or just saying “hi,” but keeping that communication open will keep you at the forefront of each other’s minds.

Visit – We know you probably didn’t plan on spending valuable vacay days in Boise, Idaho … but if that’s where your BFF is, you should really consider it.

Make a schedule – This can be hard if your time zones are off, but try to schedule times to talk. (The Frisky)