We all have friends from our childhood that we’ve lost touch with, and sometimes we long to have these relationships back. Thankfully with all of today’s technology, there are plenty of ways that you can reconnect with your long ago friends, and here’s how.
If you still have a phone number for an old friend, pick up the phone and call them. You can simply let them know that you were thinking about them and decided to give them a call to catch up. If your friend doesn’t have time to talk at the moment, ask them if they’d like to catch up another time, either via the phone or meeting in person for coffee or drinks.
Send a note.
Do you have an address or email address for your old friend? If so, send them a quick note letting them know that you’d like to get back in touch. You can either continue to reconnect through emails or letters, or again, you can make plans to meet in person.
Go to your school reunion.
If you have a school reunion coming up, make sure that you attend. There will be plenty of old friends there that you can reconnect with, and you may even run into the friend that you want to reconnect with. If your old friend doesn’t show up, you can always ask around to your other old friends to see if anyone has been in touch with them and maybe find out another way to get in contact.
There are over one billion people on Facebook, and it’s likely that your old friend is on it too. Do a simple search to find them and reach out with a friend request. You can even add a small message to the request letting them know that you’d like to catch back up with them.
Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends because you can peruse their account to see where they work, what they’ve been up to and even look through their photos. You can connect with one another through wall posts or private messages, and you can use this as a way to catch up quickly before making plans to meet face to face.
Call their family.
If you don’t have contact information for your old friend and if they’re not on Facebook, you can try to reach out to their family members. Let them know that you are looking to get back into contact with them and ask if they have a phone number or email address you can have to reach out to them. As long as their family member knows who you are, they would be more than willing to help you reconnect.
There is so much information on the Internet that you can easily use it to find what you want. Google your friend’s name and see what appears. You may be able to find a phone number or email address you can use to contact them and get in touch.
Kathryn Thompson is a college graduate from Texas. She likes cooking & sewing and enjoys spending time with her BFF.