Often in our busy lives we lose touch with old friends. We think of them with nostalgia, and miss the days when they were a major part of our lives. And now with career, and other commitments, we somehow lose the bonds with them.
But if you want to revive your relationships, then taking a road trip like Joey and Phoebe is the perfect way to have a ‘frienassiance’. You can forget about smartphones and network connections. You can play different road games, and listen to your childhood bands.
Putting It Together
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Though the most difficult part could actually be planning the trip. Your friends and you should have to make time from routine. This planning should actually help to break the thaw. If they are also missing you as much, they will be equally enthused by the idea of taking a trip together.
Quality Time With Friends
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Road trips are so powerful in strengthening friendships because they compel you to have meaningful conversations. You may be able to small talk your way through a quick catch-up over coffee, but you certainly cannot get through a ten-hour drive that way. So, you are compelled to move beyond formalities and actually rebuild bonds. Whether it is a friend considering a serious relationship or someone planning a job change, road trips are a great way to have meaningful conversations.
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Road trips also help you to recreate earlier memories with friends. If you have played together since childhood or shared back benches in school, you can go back to being a kid when you travel with your friends and enjoy similar experiences again. Imagine the pleasure of stopping by the roadside, and plucking raw mangoes with your school friends.
So, whether it is to an exotic location, like in thee film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, or just to Goa, road trips are a great way to revive friendships.