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One easy way to feel less lonely

📱 Today’s tip: Send a quick check-in text to a friend you miss.

In general, the pandemic has not been great for friendships. Allie Volpe writes in Forge, “when we fail to see and even keep in touch with our connections, they can fray.” But, Volpe suggests, “instead of mourning relationships I’m not even sure I’ve lost, I’ll do little things to remind myself of the opposite, like send a quick check-in text. Even if I don’t get a reply at first, inevitably, it does come.”

Text someone you’ve been missing, and think of the text exchange as a place holder. You might be writing, “Hey what’s up,” but you’re really saying, “I’m thinking about you, I love you, I’ll see you soon.”

💞 More from Forge on strengthening relationships:

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Make a New Friend

An Easy Plan For Strengthening Any Friendship
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