How to Fix Broken Relationships with Family
Most of us have at least one family member or friend that we haven’t seen in a while. Sometimes, we’re the ones who go too long without reaching out to them and making plans for a visit. Other times, it’s the other way around; they just don’t seem to be as interested in getting together as much as you are. Regardless of how this situation came about, there is never too late when it comes to reconnecting with people you care about. In this article, Charlie Eissa share ways that will help you reconnect with your family and friends!
Don’t wait for the other person to make contact first – Sometimes it can feel hard or awkward reaching out first, but if you want them in your life then it’s worth making that effort just this once! Plus, they might be thinking about contacting you and not know how/when to do so without feeling like a bother (especially if there has been some strain on your friendship). So send an email, text message, call or Facebook post with something fun planned for when they’ll have time off from work.
-If they don’t respond after two days of waiting go ahead and reach back out again. It could be that their inbox is full and the message was lost among all the spam messages, so they never saw it.
-It could also be that the person is actually avoiding contacting you and doesn’t want to commit to a time because of whatever reason – which can happen in long distance relationships, for example.
Be proactive about staying connected – Sometimes there are lulls in communication with friends or family members due to busy schedules, geographical distances, etc., but if you’re feeling like your relationship has grown stagnant then take some steps now! Maybe even suggest an activity (e.g., “Hey I’m having tacos on Saturday night would love to see you!”) so you have something easy planned out when they finally get around to reconnecting with each other.