Sometimes, things don’t happen as you want them to happen. An example of this would be a good friend of yours moving to a different state or country. When this takes place, it can be tough to think about times without that friend around. This article is about dealing with this substantial personal change.
Change Is Part Of Life
I had to start by addressing this point. Were it not for change, we would have no reason to adapt or improve, and there would be no progression in our existence, leaving it boring and worthless. It is change that compels us.
Your Friend Is Not Really Gone
One of the most relevant points of having a close friend is that you can connect with them personally, and this doesn’t go away when they move. You can still phone/Skype/chat with them about your thoughts, even when they are far away. Sometimes it can add perspective to see how your friend fares in a new environment. Here are 5 Tips On How To Deal With A Friend Moving Away, including the important point of keeping in touch.
On The Other Hand
The truth of it is that we have very few people we closely connect with. Having one of these people no longer within a reasonable range to hang out with is something that is a struggle to go through. Whereas you were once able to join them in jogging on a trail, making a lasagna, watching a movie, attending an event, committing crimes, etc., these possibilities are no longer there when they are gone. It is only time that allows us to adapt to this undesirable change in our routine. The first week of a friend moving away can be fine, but it is soon after that you realize that you are thinking about hanging out with them, and it can’t be.
Handling The Switch
To handle the change, you want to focus elsewhere. It is through your family and friends that you can be limited in sadness related to your good friend’s departure. They are there for you at this time. Also, it is good to stay active and full of movement so you don’t over-think your loss. There is usually a bright day after a rough patch. As someone said about this topic in an internet response, “Nothing will replace your together time but you won’t be completely cut off.”
You can handle this large personal change.