Making Relationships Work – 5 Simple steps to staying in touch

Happy June bunnies ❀.

I Can’t believe it’s June already, didn’t we just say “happy new year” five minutes ago? πŸ˜‚

Life is happening really fast, and sometimes it gets really difficult to keep up with our loved ones, but if something matters to you, you’ll find a way to make it work.

So I’m going to share a few tips on how you can stay in touch with loved ones regardless of how busy life gets.

DISCLAIMER : I’m not writing as one who is an expert at this. I suck at staying in touch sometimes, but I’ll like to share based on observation and what has worked for me.

1. Use whatsapp /Create a WhatsApp group

Guys, I cannot over emphasize how this has helped me keep up with my relationships. Whatsapp is the real MVP, saving lives since 1999 πŸ˜‚. I’m very terrible at calling, so this messaging app is the best for me. If you have a group of friends, a WhatsApp group would be ideal. Keep the group active by posting your pictures, share import news, jokes, memories etc. These would stimulate conversation because it’s important to keep the page active.

2. Schedule them into your time

Great relationships don’t just happen, they require work.

This is where you’ll need to be deliberate. If calling your friends once in a month works for you, then make sure you do it. Don’t go three to six months without contacting your loved one’s. If you do this ya’ll will grow apartment and your relationship will suffer.

Effort is key

Note: However let me state this clause, they’re some friendships God will separate you from, so be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Also If you’re putting effort and the other party isn’t bothered, find out why first, don’t assume anything. If they’re no longer interested in the friendship then you’ll just have to move on. It could be that their season in your life has expired.

3. Tag each other to funny/fun/intellectual posts

This is a subtle way of letting them know you care about them and you remember them. It works!

4. Plan meet ups / attend events together

If y’all are in the same city, take advantage of this, meet up once in a while . If there’s an Owambe somewhere, carry your friends along.

Current definition of Owambe – A Nigerian party where people go to show off, eat jollof and dance shaku shaku πŸ˜‚.

5. Pray for your friends

Pray for your friends guys, you never really know what they go through sometimes. You hardly ever forget those you pray for.

Hope this post was helpful. Kindly share with me in the comment box how you stay in touch with your friends and family.

Have an amazing week ahead.

Fisayo ❀

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Continually checking up on them sometimes weekly, praying for them, having long calls at least once a month and also making sure that I don’t allow important information about my life pass them.

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    1. Yessss. Sharing mportant information is one key way to stay in touch.

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  2. Debs says:

    I’m super terrible at keeping in touch too but I always ensure to pray for at least two friends daily and try to call them if I remember to. These points are amazing and I would try to do better.

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    1. I struggle with calls too, but when we eventually get to talk, we’ll talk for hours. We’ll do better 😘

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  3. Marie Simeon says:

    I have trouble staying in contact with people. I’m a person where they need to text/call me because I’m really not much of a call/text first type of person. But I’m working on that. These are great tips that I will take into consideration. Right now the main reason why I really don’t have friends is because they moved away which cause us to just drift apart.

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    1. Wow. I can imagine, I think you find it difficult to make friends easily so when the old ones are gone, it’s stressful starting up new relationships. I’m glad this tips were helpful! I’m sure you’ll get to meet amazing people soon 😘

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  4. Merci Professor Fisayo ! Great ideas here

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    1. Lol @professor! Thank you for reading

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  5. Chuks says:

    Great stuff hear, the whats app idea is very creative! Thanks sweet heart! 😘

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    1. Thank you for stopping by ❀

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  6. I am also terrible at keeping in touch with friends. Sometimes important life events happens without me informing them and they get hurt on hearing about it from random persons. These tips are great dear, now i can manage my relationship and make some changes too.

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    1. I know right and it’s most times it’s unintentional. Thank you for reading dear! Been long I saw your post. Going over to your blog now 😻

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  7. Lola Oyetunji says:

    I do all of that too,because I’m extremely terrible at callingπŸ˜”. But I’ve learned that if you really care about people, keeping in touch won’t be such a big problem. Even if its once in a week. β™₯

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    1. Lol once a week is plenty for me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. We’ll maybe not for close family. And your totally right. Thank you for stopping by ❀😘

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  8. I reach out to my friends, and hardly hear anything back. I think their trying to tell me something.

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    1. No assumptions. Ask them what’s going on and how you really feel…

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