The GabrielsVault Blog
By Luke Allen
"Hello, Old Friend"
January 28, 2020
Friendships grow apart whether because of emotional events, milestones or geographic distance all the time. With that said, old friendships can turn from periods of flourishing, to the occasional check-in, to full out drought in the course of a few years or decades. During those times of drought, it may be up to you to do something to nurture and reestablish those friendships most important to you.
Here are just a few ways that GabrielsVault can help you to painlessly re-connect with old friends:
Remind Them of Why You Were Friends in The First Place
Think back to when you first met each other and use "The Time Machine in Your Pocket" to remind them of that time. Quickly upload some pictures, if you have some, from the time period and schedule your message to be automatically delivered on the anniversary of the day you met, or as close to that date as possible if you don’t remember exactly. If it was the first day of school, Sept. 1st is close enough or July 4th if you met at summer camp… don’t let perfection be the enemy of progress!
Laughter is Always the Best Medicine
Who better to laugh with about what happened on that class trip or share the embarrassment of an old memory from freshman year that had you both laughing to the point of tears? Upload an audio narration of one of these cringe-worthy moments to the GabrielsVault app and schedule it to be delivered in the months leading up to your next class reunion.
Be the Bigger Person
In most cases, losing touch is a two-way street and while you might not have heard from them in a long while, you didn’t reach out either. But sometimes the reason that you have disconnected is that hard feelings are just below the surface. Whether you are in the wrong or not, consider creating a future message that apologizes for the way things have turned out. that tells them just how much your friendship meant to you and you'd love to have a chance to reconnect. You'll be notified when they receive your message and they'll be able to respond directly back to get the ball rolling.
Make an Actual Plan!
Once you’ve ripped the band-aid off and made contact, don’t settle back into half-hearted commitments like “Let's grab coffee sometime” (which we all know is code for “let’s not talk again for another year”). Set a date and location and use "The Time Macine in Your Pocket" during the time leading up to your reuniting, to occasionally send old memories that will keep the anticipation growing.
Is there an old friend you've been hoping to reconnect with?
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