Facebook Doesn't Cut It: How To Be A Better Long-Distance Friend

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
By Natasha Burton

Whether your childhood BFF settled across the country or a once-local pal recently switched jobs (and cities), you likely have more than a few long-distance friends. And, while most of us have the best intentions to catch up regularly, life can often derail those plans.

Don't rely on texting and Facebook to maintain your connections. Instead, make an effort to employ the following tips — including suggestions from real women on how they've maintained their own long-distance friendships — and watch your relationships bloom.