You've Got to Have Friends! 35 Ways for Busy Women to Stay Close

Having a hard time keeping in touch with your girlfriends? Life is busy. That’s why the Love community is sharing 35 of their own tried-and-true tips for staying close. Take a look, and try one for yourself -- and your friends -- today:

Relive Your Youth

"When my best friend from high school visits, we do the same everyday things that we did back then -- get a cup of joe, make a chicken stir-fry and head to the movies, where we don't buy anything because it’s too expensive." --bermidor

"Every Christmas, I go to see family, but also make sure to get in touch with friends from my hometown. It’s great because we get to visit old haunts, play pool, go jogging and otherwise relive high school year after year." --jphowze

"My grown-up girlfriends and I have been known to have an old-fashioned slumber party, complete with face masks and issues of YM!" --lizzy985

Start a (Small) Club

"My friend and I go to movies together, and take turns paying. It’s a little thing, but we feel as though it’s our own special movie club. We always critique the movie afterwards and catch up on life, so it keeps us in touch." --valjoma

"When I see a book that I want to read, I buy it for a friend who I think will like it too. We get to read it at the same time, and then catch up when we talk about it. This is easier than being committed to a real book club, but just as much fun!"

"Once a month, my friends and I have a special lunch together. We actually call ourselves the Dining Divas. It’s fun because we take turns hosting, which means picking a food theme. Last month the hostess picked salads, and everyone brought a different kind. The month before, we all made German dishes, but it really doesn’t matter what we eat -- we’re guaranteed to get together!" --cl-taurus29

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