Staying in touch with friends after a move

One of the most difficult aspects of making a long-distance move is saying farewell to old friends.  Keeping in touch after the move can also be difficult, particularly in the initial chaos of attempting to put down some roots in your new home.

The good news, however, is that there are more ways than ever before of keeping in touch.  Not too long ago the main methods of long distance communication were phone calls and letters; while there is nothing wrong with these methods, today the internet has provided us with alternative options for staying in touch.  The first thing you need to do, before you have even made a move, is ensure that you will be easy to find.

Be sure to register with a forwarding service for changing your address, which will make sure that there is no interruption to your mail service.  You can also sign up for one of the many free email accounts that enable you to keep in touch with people via instant messaging, the most popular of which are Facebook, Yahoo, MSN and AOL.  You might also want to join a social networking site such as Tickle or MySpace.

Sending an e-card is a fun and simple way of staying in touch, while another option is to schedule group chats within private chat rooms at  All it takes to continue friendships and stay in touch after a move is a little dedication.