The Stars You Don’t See: How to Handle Long-Distance Friendships

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Friends are like stars. Only because you can’t always see them, it doesn’t mean they’re not there.

When moving abroad, going to travel for a long time or becoming a so-called “digital nomad”, people worry a lot about how to keep the relationship with their boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife going. But what in my opinion is not talked about sufficiently are the long-distance friendships that result from this lifestyle. Keeping these going requires a completely different approach, as friendships work differently than romantic relationships. Cultivating long-distance friendships is easier and harder at the same time and also requires some of your time and effort – but the rewards of a well-working long-distance friendship are overwhelmingly awesome. Continue reading “The Stars You Don’t See: How to Handle Long-Distance Friendships”