The 5 keys to reviving friendships by Cardenal Mendoza
Be the first to get in touch
For this you need to show that you are available. You can do this by sending a text or an e-mail or making a quick phone call. For this first step it is important that you are respectful.
Having taken this step and shown that you are available, they will understand that you genuinely want to rekindle the friendship.
Don’t worry about how much time has passed
If you surprise them, it is very likely that they will surprise you too. Except in very few cases friendship is for life.
You need to be aware that you will both have had many of life’s trials and tribulations to deal with but that doesn’t mean that you don’t miss each other. In fact it will probably make your day.
If they don’t reply or if the reply is rather vague, don’t worry, try again, though it is important not to pressurise them.
Like we said before, show that you are available, and let them get in touch with you. Friendships are cooked on a slow flame.
The first meeting: brief but rewarding
This is the moment you have been waiting for: the reunion. Seeing each other again after all the time that has passed is a wonderful experience. You will have a great deal to talk about.
However at this step you need to consider whether there might be anything you need to apologise for, and if so, do so. You need to be honest to engender confidence.
Listen to them attentively and respectfully. Ask them about their attainments, like for example their children, their family, personal goals they have achieved etc.
But above all remember the good times you spent together. This will make them value your friendship as they did before.
Make plans together
Ask which days they are free and propose activities you can enjoy together. Put a date in the diary. But above all, if it is they who invite you, agree to the plan. If you manage all this then you will have taken a big step. You can do it.
But if you are not sure what sort of plans to suggest, we at Cardenal Mendoza suggest that you give yourselves some time together to enjoy one of our brandies, however you most enjoy it: on its own, with ice, with coffee, or if you fancy sweetening the moment, try it with black chocolate.
Quite an experience.
So don’t dilly dally, take the plunge. You’ve waited long enough already, it’s time to take control of the situation and revive those friendships which are so important to you.
You deserve it.
Discover more about our brandies and their possibilities here.