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Catching Up with Old Friends at Your Apartment in Lady Lake, FL

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what has become of old friends and acquaintances from college, high school, or even earlier, then there’s good news. By using email, social media, and other forms of modern technology, finding and reconnecting with old friends is easier today than it has ever been before.

Just keep these steps in mind when trying to get back in touch with an old friend:

Try to keep your first virtual contact as short as possible – While Facebook, email, and text messages are a great way to re-establish dialogue with an old friend, they can be impersonal for prolonged communication. Depending solely on digital communication may give the impression that you have no intention of meeting up with your friend in person. If that is not the case, be sure to make plans to meet up with them sometime toward the end of your first contact or conversation.

Keep it informal – Especially if you have not seen each other in a long time, spending hours together at a restaurant or another extended commitment may not be the best idea. This is because both of you have probably changed a great deal since you last saw each other, and likely will need a few shorter meetings to get reacquainted before you feel completely comfortable again. Meeting up for a cup of coffee is a reliable standby that is always a great way to catch up in an informal, relaxed setting.

Ask questions – Remember to show interest in the other person’s life and experiences. If you want to ingratiate yourself and show that you missed their company, ask about what they’ve been doing in the time since you last met instead of going on about your life or accomplishments.

Be a friend – If the first meeting goes well, be there for your friend, not only to hang out with him or her but to help if the need ever arises. While this certainly does not mean going completely out of your way to grant them their every favor, doing little things every once in a while to help remind them that you’re in their corner will help to reestablish your friendship.

Don’t overdo it – Give your friends distance and time. While sometimes it may take some insistence to get back in touch, do not push it if a friend has made it clear he or she is not interested in reconnecting. Finally, there is always the possibility that your friend may have changed so much that you now share very little in common. Accept your friends for who they are and either form a new friendship or have the presence of mind and grace to move on.

Hopefully, these tips will give you a good idea of how to start getting back in touch with your friends right from your apartment in Lady Lake, FL. At The Quarters Apartment Homes, we have spacious apartments where you can invite your old friends to spend some time. To learn more about our apartments and their many features, contact our leasing office today.