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    19 Traditions With Long-Distance Friends That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Not catching feelings — only flights to my best friends.

    1. Scheduling video chats because face-to-face is so much better.

    2. Sending (or receiving) surprise packages with personalized goodies in them.

    3. Watching streamed comedy shows together, even in different time zones.

    4. Giving (or getting) a random Venmo transaction for meals we can’t enjoy together.

    5. Exchanging funny Instagram posts throughout the day.

    6. Swapping photos of our fur babies doing cute AF things.

    7. Venting about our jobs and encouraging each other to keep going.

    8. Reminiscing about the good times before the move.

    9. Requesting makeup and outfit critiques via Snapchat.

    10. Sending cards and gifts on each other’s birthday.

    11. Immediately updating each other about new jobs, projects, etc.

    12. Suggesting new things to try and then reporting back about the experience.

    13. Cooking sessions that turn into wine sipping and then gossip.

    14. Making instant calls whenever I find out something odd about my new state.

    15. Helping to plan each other’s get-togethers where we'll both be M.I.A.

    16. Gushing over the first time we met and how far we’ve come.

    17. Creating a book club (because we definitely need to read more).

    18. Revisiting inside jokes that make no sense, but all of the sense.

    19. Planning an annual trip to see each other — once it's safe to do so again.

    What do you do to keep close with your long-distance friends? Let us know in the comments!