I went out today to tea with a couple of girlfriends. Just an afternoon of chatting, gossiping and general catching up with each other's lives as we don't see each other all that often anymore. Studies say that these form of connections are good for both our physical and mental health. I am curious however just how many of us actually manage to maintain these connections in today's world. Or rather then taking the time to get together physically, do we instead just send emails or pick up the phone? I know that I am guilty of taking the easy way out. Really getting together did cause me to feel more grounded and energized though.
As we were leaving, we promised to do this at least every couple months. Now let's see if we actually manage it.
How good are you at maintaining your friendships in person? How important do you feel it is to get together physically?