Time and space are a wicked bitch. You work so hard in college to make good, quality, real friends and just like that they are taken away from you. It’s like fate brought you together just to rip you apart. If you didn’t go to a local college, like many other college students you graduate and . . . go back home. Your friends go back home. Suddenly all of these friendships, all of those Sunday hangs, Friday club nights and Tuesday study sessions just—poof and they’re gone. This marks a new chapter in everyone’s life but it’s really, truly disheartening not to have your regular peeps around. It’s also really hard to make new friends. Staying in touch after graduation isn’t easy but it’s totally possible. Time and space is a bitch but it isn’t as much of an obstacle. If people can maintain long distance relationships, than anyone can sustain a long distance friendship. All friendships are work and take effort but it’s totally worth it. Here are the 10 ways I kept in touch with friends after graduation, jobs, marriages, children and distance.