Saying Goodbye to Friends when Moving

If you or your family decides it’s time to move to another neighborhood, city or country, the reasonable question arises: how to say goodbye to friends when moving?

Well, the answer to this question is simple: the best way to say goodbye to friends when you’re moving is to not say goodbye at all.  After all, if you are good friends, then what’s the point of parting?

The wisest thing you can do is stay together, keeping in touch by some type of communication – phone or Internet.

If you’re young (20 years old or younger), it may seem like moving to another city entirely means you lose touch with your friends. It’s true you can’t spend as much time with each other as you’d like. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t stay friends.

In some aspects, as you get older, it may become easier to stay in touch with friends… even if you do live in different cities. After all, at this juncture in life, you begin working and earning money, making the idea of travel much more of a possibility. Therefore, you can see your friend whenever you want where they live and vice versa.

Friendship is not measured by the miles between you.

I have a best friend who lives in another city. We were in our late teens when he moved. At the beginning, we actually lost contact for a couple of years; but, eventually reconnected. The truth is that I talk with him more than I talk with the folks I am friends with in the same city.

If you’re anxious about saying goodbye to friends when moving, my recommendation is to explain why you have to move and decide to keep in touch with these friends.

August 18th, 2013

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