Do you dare to reconnect with an old friend?
Sometimes the decisions you made in a friendship years ago are not what you want for your life now. Maybe you miss an old friend and wish to reconnect. Here’s how to do it.
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1. Ease into it
It might be a bit awkward to rock up at your old friend’s house and say hi, especially if your friendship ended badly. But technology makes it easier to get in touch. Look up your friend on sites such as Twitter or Facebook and drop them a line.
2. Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons
Sometimes we think that we can rekindle old connections and forget about why we booted them from our lives. Don’t let nostalgia take over; really think about why you would want to go back and if the friendship can be better than it was.
3. Remember you’re not the same people
People change when they go through various life experiences. This can be a good thing. It could mean that you and your friend have grown and perhaps can let your paths cross again. Take the reconnection slow: get to know the person your ex-friend has become instead of thinking they’re going to be exactly as you remembered.