In the Media – Long Distance Best Friends Who Live Far Away

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From Mic

From Mic

April 7, 2015

As our society has become increasingly more mobile, people have tended to move away from home for education, jobs and romance. As a consequence, many of us are tethered to long distance friends across the country and across the globe.

A piece in the online publication Mic by journalist Kate Hakala explores some of the upsides of long distance friendships. Her article, Why the Best Friends in Your Life May Actually Live the Farthest Away, calls the precious friendships that transcend distance “no check-in needed” friends.

In writing the article, she drew from her own experience, that of her friends, and spoke to experts, including The Friendship Doctor:

“Technology has allowed us to maintain asynchronous, long-distance relationships. Thus, we can remain emotionally intimate with people we rarely see,” Irene Levine, a psychiatry professor at the New York University School of Medicine and creator of the Friendship Blog, told Mic.

Click here to read the article on long distance friendships in its entirety.

Have you been able to nurture any close long-distance friendships?

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  1. Jared says:

    Interesting, but while long-distance friendships have their place, they are nothing compared to in-person friendships. I have several friends who live far away but would much rather have someone to go to games with in person.

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