Sad…MOH moving away

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@penguinbee:  My BFF moved to Texas a few years back. We still have weekly skype dates and share all our secrets and take visits to see each other. It’s sad, but not a death sentence to your friendship. 

Post # 4
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

I know what you’re going through.  My MOH lives out of state and I miss having her around.  There’s plenty of ways to stay connected online.  Skype is a wonderful thing.  I think the last time my MOH and I talked on Skype, it lasted 3 hours.  Also, you have an excuse to see DC.  DC is a pretty fun place 🙂

Post # 5
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@penguinbee:  My BFF moved from Michigan to Utah last year and I miss her so much!  We used to see each other 2+ times/week going out dancing, dinner, etc.  I actually worried that my DH and I would struggle because I wouldn’t have anyone to bitch about him to! LOL  But we’re doing fine.  

I don’t talk to my BFF as much anymore because she hates calling anmd prefers texting but even texting…it’s not the same!  And she’s so busy with her job. 

Le sigh…. writing all that made me depressed.

Post # 6
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I have two best friends, we have been a trio since elementary school. One is moving to Texas in March, and the other wants to move to NYC soon. I am sad, but I just try to think about it more positively – I can go to visit them and have a great time! 

Post # 7
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7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@penguinbee:  It sucks but it is quite doable to keep the relationship alive.

One of my closest friends (since the start of high school) moved to Sweden after we finsihed University bcause she feel in love with a Swedish exchange student. That was over 15 years ago and we are still firm friends. We try and see each other when we can (about 1 a year) but with modern technology it is easy to keep in touch and see each other. I have seen her kids grow up through photos and facetime.

She and her family came to my wedding and I was there with my family when her brother suddenly passed away. It just takes effort but I think the friendship and what we have been through together is worth it. I would never let a little physical dostance get in the way of a strong and great friendship.

 

Post # 8
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My MOH is moving to Connecticut on Sunday. We had our last hurrah this past weekend. It is sad, for sure, but an excuse to travel and visit!

Post # 9
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@penguinbee:  Yes – it’s actually rare in my friend group that people don’t move. We Google+ hangout, skype date, FB, email and visit. Visiting is kind of a big commitment, but it’s more about quality time than anything. 

I’ve maintained relationships from high school and college that way, through 3-5+ different city / timezone moves. The main thing to realize is that just because she’s moved, doesn’t mean she’s gone. Your friendship is still there, just different. 

Post # 11
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4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@penguinbee:  my MOH is moving next week, 1000 miles away. I don’t have many friends close by either, and we’ve been best friends since 5th grade. It’s hard. I’m happy for her but sad.

Post # 12
Member
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@penguinbee:  my BFF/MOH has been a long distance BFF for years. She went to Virginia for undergrad, and then Utah for grad school, and she’s staying in Utah. And I’m still in New England 🙁

All of my closest friends are out of state…Utah, Florida, Connecticut, New York, DC, Maryland…ugh

although I do have one of my BM that lives near Boston so that’s nice 

It’s really hard when your friends are all over. Fortunately we are the kinds of friends who just pick up where we left off. Some of them I only see once/year if I’m lucky (our parents all live in the same town, so holidays are nice).

Just be good about phone calls/texting/skype, and you’ll be fine. And DC is fun to visit!

Post # 13
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@penguinbee:  one of my BFF’s currently lives in Edmonton (we haven’t lived in the same city for about 7 years) but about a month after my wedding she’s moving to India 🙁

It’s going to make staying in touch a whole lot harder.

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