Overcoming Anxiety with help from Friends

The moment I was dreading the most came and I walked by parents back out to their car and they drove away from campus. I knew that millions of people my age did this every year but the universality of this moment didn’t make it any easier. I walked across the quad to my dorm, trying to hold back the tears.

And then the most unexpected thing happened. I was okay!

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Long Distance Friendships in College

The key to maintaining any friendship is to always be open to reconnecting and to not feel any resentment or guilt about the amount of time that has passed since your last catch-up. Don’t beat yourself up about it and don’t hold it against the other person. You will have some friends that you text with every day and others where you don’t talk often, but when you do, you pick up right where you left off. When you do tap back into a friendship that has a bit distant, let yourself fall back into old stories and jokes.

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The Friends You Will Have in College

Aristotle says there are three different kinds of friendships… I don’t actually recall from freshman year philosophy what those kinds of friendships are, but I can tell you that there are definitely more than three kinds, at least in my third-year-of-college deep opinion.

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