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Did you move away from hood bestie?
Lose track of a favorite coworker? Whatever the case, there may come a time when you want to reach out to someone from your past and catch up. Whether the goal is exchanging a few quick stories, or rekindling the entire friendship, the first step is sending an opening text. But what on earth do you say to someone after a long period of not talking to them? According to d clinical psychologist Dr.
If you miss someone who used to be in your life, then scan through these 30 sample texts to send to old friends, choose the one that feels right, and fire that thing off.
A simple, straightforward text is always good choice. Rebecca Leslie tells Bustle. No need for formal greetings, fancy apologies, or verbose explanations. This is a good choice for long lost coworkers, old high school friends, or even an ex. Depending on the situation, you might want to opt for a text that's light and playful. This one is casual and fun, while also letting the other person know you've been thinking about them and miss their company, Vandegriff says. Quick disclaimer: When reaching out to folks from the past, keep your expectations neutral. You don't know how their life has changed or if they'll even want to talk, especially if you had an argument and ended things on a weird note.
But don't let that stop you from trying. Hopefully it'll open the door to more texts, a phone call, or maybe even a coffee date. For closer friends, it might feel right to dive directly back in with a random text and pick right back up where you left off.
Life is difficult for everyone right now, with impossibly stressful events occurring all around the globe. Another way to reconnect is by responding to someone's Instagram stories, Conroy says. If one of their recent posts happens to catch your eye, use it as your "in" to get a convo going. To make amends after ghosting someonewhether it was a friend or potential partner, start by sending an apology text. Clinical psychologist Dr. Kimberly M. To make your text feel more personal — and purposeful — look for a specific reason to reach out, says Sulonda Smith, LMFT, CLCa d marriage family therapist and certified life coach.
The receiver will enjoy the fact you remembered something specific about them like their undying love for lime Doritos. Smith also recommends breaking the ice with a joke. The same is true for songs, Arzt says, since so many people connect through music. If you hear a song that reminds you of a road trip, or nights spent working the closing shift, send a text and see how they react.
In all situations, but especially ones that might feel awkward, remember to keep the focus on yourself and how you've been feeling, Keith J. Myers, Ph. Texting something like "Why haven't you reached out to me? Instead, be vulnerable and show your feelings. Myers says it will have a disarming effect, which will help set the other person at ease. Whether it was an all-nighter in college, a fun party, or a concert you went to ingo ahead and reminisce via text in vivid, hilarious detail.
When in doubt, wait for the holidays. Markesha Millera d psychotherapist, tells Bustle. Just make sure you actually follow through, or else you'll be back at square one all over again. Another tip? Keep your first text short and honest, in order to make a genuine bid for connection.
Sometimes folks spring to mind during very specific times, like when your guitar string breaks and you immediately think of that one friend who just so happens to be the best at restringing guitars. Smith says moments like these are the perfect excuse to reach out, ask for help, and catch up. Sometimes brutal honesty is the best policy. Whether you're "bad" at texting, have a lot going on, or simply shifted priorities, let the other person know your silence has had nothing to do with them. If you recommended a movie, book, or album to them, go ahead and follow up to see if they liked it.
It could spark a fun conversation! Birthdays offer a great reason to reach out. You can always wish them a good one and move on, but if you want to fully rekindle your connection, try to keep chatting afterward and see where things go. Holidays and birthdays are the perfect time to reach out, and that includes your own. Knowing other people will be there might take some of the pressure off and allow you to reconnect.
According to certified speaking professional Jennifer L. To do one better, send along a picture of the two of you together, like that cute one you have from graduation. Life coach Chelsea Austin recommends sending this text if you forgot to reply.
If they write back, awesome! The last thing you want to do, Manly says, is send a negative, guilt-ridden text. Snag the opportunity and send it. Find the one that feels right to you, and hit send! Rebecca Leslied psychologist. Jennifer L. Martinclinical psychologist. Keith J. Markesha Millerd psychotherapist. Lisa Andresen, ASWtherapist. Carla Marie Manlyclinical psychologist. Chelsea Austinlife coach. Jenna Watsonlife coach. By Carolyn Steber. Updated: Aug.
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30 Non-Awkward Ways To Text Someone You Haven't Talked To In A While