Losing Touch With Your Loved Ones – It’s Okay
Sometime we go through some hard times in our lives and drop off the planet. We might be experiencing depression, or in a funk, and lose the ability to reach out to others for support. It’s okay.
As time goes by, often times we start to feel bad, especially when we start to feel good again. We realize that days may have turned into weeks, or even months since we’ve connected with a sibling, or close friend, and, as a result, you experience shame or feel guilt for losing touch. It is important to understand that your loved ones want to hear from you regardless how much time has gone by. You are the one stopping you from a relationship that is waiting to happen
Here are some tips to consider when you are ready to become social again:
- Pick up the phone – Don’t think about it, just do it. You’ve over thought the fact that you’ve been missing in someone’s life and guess what, they’re not mad, they just want to hear from you, so lose the guilt and wary feelings, and make the call.
- Send an email – Sometimes a telephone call can seem too daunting or out of the blue, and we feel awkward about making a call out of what seems to be nowhere. Again, your loved ones want to hear from you so, send an email.
- Make it light – Don’t dwell on the fact that you’ve been away. You don’t need to apologize, or justify why you were not accessible for a period of time, your loved ones know you. When you get all dramatic about it, you lose your ability to be yourself, and your confidence to reach out and be the friend or daughter you are meant to be.
Think about someone today that has been missing in your life, and reach out. It’s a simple act that will take you a long way, and free you from your own negative feelings that time has gone on too long. It hasn’t.
It’s just time, ok.