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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.

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    Let me see that face!

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

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    The delivery man is basically my bestie now, too.

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

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    Look, a good laugh has no time preference.

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

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    Take it. I want shared custody of the food baby, though.

    5. Exchanging funny Instagram posts throughout the day.

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    Hey, there’s a lot to share within a 24-hour period.

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

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    I’m finally an aunt to something — no thanks to my actual relatives.

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

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    Don’t let the bastards get you down.

    8. Reminiscing about the good times before the move.

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    It’s 2020. Why isn’t there a time machine for sale at Target yet?

    9. Requesting makeup and outfit critiques via Snapchat.

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    Is this cute? Even from way over there?

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

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    I’m there in spirit. Never mind — that’s just creepy.

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

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    Let me tell you about this glow up really quick.

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

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    Pictures or it really didn’t even happen.

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

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    Eat, sip, and then spill that tea.

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

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    For example, Pennsylvania is hella into Groundhog’s Day.

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

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    Yes, you can be fashionably late to your own function. Just provide refreshments.

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

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    I’m not crying. You’re crying.

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

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    So, about that last chapter.

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

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    Seriously, where do we even come up with this crap?

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

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    BRB — catching a flight.

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