Reconnecting with someone from your past can be a lot of things including exciting, heartwarming and even a bit frightening all at the same time. For many, this task of trying to get an old friend back in your life is not an easy one and can be awkward. However, here are three great tips that will help you to reconnect with that old friend of yours.
1. Facebook is Your Friend
If you haven’t spoken to an old friend for years (or even decades) it is likely that the contact information you have for them is severely out of date. In the past, this would have been a huge roadblock in your journey to reconnect with them, but not anymore. Thanks for Facebook; it has never been easier to reconnect with old friends. Your first stop when wanting to reconnect with them should always be Facebook as it not only gives you a way to connect with them, it should also tell you a little bit about what they are up to!
2. Don’t Be Pushy
Once you have found your old friend, you are now ready to reconnect. This is likely best done by a decently short and semi-formal Facebook message. The key here is to not be pushy. Do not try and schedule a hangout in the first message to them or send them paragraphs of text about what you have been up to. This is because, while you guys used to be friends, there is no telling whether they actually want to reconnect with you as well. A simple message, followed by appropriate responses to their messages back to you, is a great way to ease back into the potential friendship without being pushy and forcing it.
3. Expect Them to Be Different
Now once you guys agree to hang out or begin talking more, another key is to be prepared for anything. Just because you guys meshed well as teens or children, doesn’t mean you will automatically get along as adults, people can change very much over time. It is important to always remember this and go into reconnecting with friends with an open mind and even expecting them to be a different person isn’t a bad idea. Now of course, people don’t always change, but more often than not, they will have deviated at least a bit from their attitude when you used to be friends.