Signs You're in a Long Distance Friendship

I left for college immediately after I graduated from high school. I packed up all my clothes and piles of dorm decorations, hopped in the truck and drove 9 hours away from everything and everyone I knew. While the decision to go to school far from home wasn't difficult for me to make, I never realized how different my college experience would be because of it.

My junior year of college I studied abroad in the United Kingdom. I made so many friends from all over the world, but at the end of my program I had to fly home with the realization that I just might never see them again. (At least not in person.)

College is a time when you are pulled in a million different directions. Your mother might be like mine, constantly asking when are you going to graduate and move back home already.

College friends will work to convince you to stay in the area once graduation rolls around, while anyone who has ever studied abroad can relate to wanting to go back to the place where we were our happiest.

I've recently reconnected with a friend from high school that I hadn't spoken to in three full years! Thanks to Instagram and my new addiction to Snapchat, our friendship is as strong as the days when I didn't yet have boobs and he had yet to lose the baby fat. With my rekindled friendship, connections I've made while abroad and living so far from home, I can completely relate to the feeling of being a long distance relationship friendship.

Here are some of the symptoms signs to help you figure out if you're in the same boat as me. 

You can list the pros and cons of Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo and Facetime....

and if you use any of these often enough you realize that Google Hangouts is by far the best.

Small details about your day are never too small to share with your friend. 

All crucial information about my day.
Movie nights over a computer screen don't sound crazy to you. Instead you look forward to them!

You have at least once dozed off while talking to one another...

or cooked, done laundry, and/or homework together.

Your Snapchat is dominated by their name.

You talk to them more than the friends you share a zip code with.

You discuss visiting each other soon, even if soon is so far away.

If Snapchat says you're best friends, it must be true, right?

Constantly trying to convince them to move in your general direction.

Study parties! Though not much studying gets done.

You'll try writing letter or sending postcards, until one of you miserably fails

A lot of your talks are about things you rather not bring up from the past...

like embarrassing exes, that person you both couldn't stand in school, or some local cuisine you discovered together.

You may not know their friend's names, but you have a story associated with every one of them.

Friend 1: “What guy? Oohh the one whose kitten you killed.”

Friend 2: “Yeah that's him!”

We're not all good with names...
True friendship is bullying them into watching your favorite shows.

Pants? They've been off since you answered their call.

You support whatever they are doing from a distance. If you can’t be there to buy them ice cream you will at least Facebook stalk with them. Friends don't judge

This is said at least once during your conversations, “Hold on, I have to pee.

You can not talk for days, weeks (years!) at a time, but when you do it's like no time has passed at all.

You're jealous of people who have their best friend so close by. 

And on bad days, you're jealous of people who get to hang out with your best friend.

You have a preferred method of communication. Calls, texts, emails, Facebook messages, hey, maybe even Snapchat!

Besides your mom, they’re literally the only person you actually talk to on the phone.

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  1. Haha !! This is so accurate. A few of my cousins are aboard , but I swear!! Maybe?
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  3. It's so interesting to see how many people from college you stay in touch with, and in what way. I also love that Facebook is nowhere on your list - further proof that it's on the way out. Also, I feel old because I think I'm too old for snapchat and oovoo and google plus just confuses me so forget that. If it's harder than FaceTime, I can't deal... :)

    1. You've got to try Google Hangouts! It's incredibly simple once you use it, plus you can watch YouTube videos together, screen share, and a million other things other programs charge you for.

  4. OMG!! You have nailed me and my best friend's relationship! She lives 4-5 hours away from me - so it's pretty much constant emailing, texting, and snapchats. Reading this has me snapchatting her now....Happy Almost Valentine's Day!

  5. Pretty much! My friend just moved to Seattle and we facetime all the time. I hate facetiming usually, too.

    1. I force all my friends into long phone conversations, and usually with no warning whatsoever. I used to feel a little guilty but I think they've learned to love my unexpected phone calls.