Make an effort to reconnect with that long-lost friend over the weekend. "Many of us have a girlfriend who we've lost touch with, whether there was a falling out or simply because life got in the way," Martin says. "It's a brave step to be the first person to reach out to a former friend, so acknowledge that it's hard and maybe awkward, and give yourself credit for taking the initiative." Set aside some time to grab coffee or a drink if she's in the area or to catch up over the phone if she's long-distance.
"However if you're apologizing for something you did, an email may be a better, less confrontational way to explain and ask for forgiveness before you make the call to get together," Ravich says. "But a phone call is still the most meaningful way to communicate in this age of texts, email, and Facebook, so it shows you've put in a real effort to reconnect."
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