How to Maintain Friendships When You Have a Life
Hi there Lovebugs :)
We all have A LOT going on. From spouses and children to jobs and businesses, there's so many things that require our time and attention. Yes, we're grown ups now, with grown up bills and responsibilites. But what do we do when we want and even need to have fun? Who are we suppose to call? Our girlfriends!
Nurturing our friendships is much like nurturing our relationships: it takes time, investment and diligence. It's true, we may not be able to "get up and go" like we use to. But we can check in every now and then. We can celebrate our accomplishments and goals with friends simply by contacting them and telling them about it. We can coordinate an outing so that we can catch up. The idea is, even if we don't talk every day, we do talk when we're able to.
Perhaps you're reading this and are missing your friends. You're trying to figure out how to reconnect and even reestablish your friendship. The first thing you need to do is call. Reach out to your friends. Tell them you apologize for your part in not keeping the lines of communication open. Second, establish a time where you and your friends can get together and meet with each other face-to-face. Host a small dinner party at your house. It doesn't have to be anything grand or over the top. Just some food with some beverages and you and your close friends. Finally, make the commitment to be a friend. That means picking up the phone to call and say hi. Send an email or a text. The objective is to keep the lines of communication open.
So Beautifuls, I pray that this post helps you in reestablishing and rekindling your friendships. It's not too late to make things right or start things afresh. Because it truly is possible to have a life and great friends too!