How are you staying connected?

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How are you staying connected?

Unread postby Mo » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm

Now that we're several months into social distancing and a general stay-at-home vibe, how are your relationships with friends, family, or partners doing when you can't see them in person? Have you been able to establish some sort of routine way to keep in touch with people you'd usually be hanging out with a couple times a week?
I have a lot of long-distance friends, so in many ways my socializing is much the same, but I have had a standing friend date with someone for about five years now, and after the first few weeks of staying at home we decided to just have a video chat for an hour or two at our normal meeting time every week. It's not at all as good as seeing her in person but it's so much better than not talking to her atall!

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Re: How are you staying connected?

Unread postby thewrit3r » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:57 pm

It’s nice to see others are finding ways around physical distancing to stay in contact with loved ones

I’ve actually found that I enjoy video chats now when before I was so against the idea if I couldn’t get the in person experience. But I really love seeing my friends. It’s not the same but I still see them and here them and that makes me feel connected. I also used to not be a phone caller person but I’ve found I really enjoy talking over the phone with people! I had a lovely chat with a mentor for an hour and a half on phone and it was so nice :) I’m glad we have this technology because I honestly don’t know how I Or the rest of the world would’ve coped right now.
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Mo
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Re: How are you staying connected?

Unread postby Mo » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:54 pm

It really is great to have this technology that makes it so much easier to stay connected; I'd be struggling a lot more if I wasn't able to stay in contact with my friends at all.

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Re: How are you staying connected?

Unread postby Kaizen » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:11 pm

I've been staying in touch much as usual when my family and closest friends live 300 miles away. I have a weekly call with my mom, a monthly call with my grandparents, family group text. I should definitely call my friends soon, come to think of it.

It all has a slightly different flavor when before this I had the option to decide to go see them, and/or plans for the next time I was going to see them, and now that's not a possibility and won't be for an uncertain amount of time.

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Re: How are you staying connected?

Unread postby bikinksterboy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:04 pm

all my friends have been long-distance for some time now, so I guess nothing has really changed for me
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