You realize that as time goes by, it’s getting more difficult to find time for your friends. It includes the ones you spent almost every day of your life with in the past. Just because you now have families and you’re pursuing different things doesn’t mean you can no longer spend time with your friends. These are some ways for you to still bond with them.
If you spend time shopping by yourself, you might as well invite your friends to come over. It’s something that all of you loved doing before. There’s no reason for you to avoid it now. Even if it’s only one time in three months, it’s enough for you to bond. You can comment on each other’s choices and give suggestions.
Spend time talking about anything
You can visit one of your friend’s houses or go to the nearest cafe. You don’t need to plan anything apart from just talking to each other. Once the ball starts rolling, it will be unstoppable. You can discuss almost anything that pops up. You last spoke with each other a long time ago, and you definitely have a lot to cover.
Leave everything for a weekend getaway
You can also consider having a weekend getaway with your friends. Look for big houses to rent where you can do whatever you want. Find a place that has a swimming pool and entertainment room. You can have the time of your life when you’re in a secluded place. You can also have a road trip. Spending a day or two won’t hurt especially if you’re doing it with the people who mean a lot to you.
Have a group chat
Even if you rarely meet with your friends, you need to make it a point that you talk to each other over group chats. Given modern technology, you now have ways to stay connected. You don’t have any excuse at all. You can share anything you want or even talk about the problems you face. If these are the only people who understand you, it makes sense to spend time chatting with them.
Send them something
You last spoke to your friends in person a while ago. You can remind them of your presence by sending gifts. It can be a sweet treat or a gift card. The point is that you remind your friend that you’re still there. It’s not about the amount that you spent, but your effort to send a gift.
You’re lucky to have special friends, and you maintained your relationship over the years. Don’t do anything to destroy your friendship. If you want to keep the bond for the years to come, you need to put effort into it. You even have to drop some of the things on your calendar if your friend asks for your help. When you needed help before, they were there for you. It might be time for you to return the favour.