It’s easy to get to know a new person.
You can see them, feel their presence.
But when it comes to getting to know your old friends, it’s a lot trickier.
You’re not alone.
And with so many people moving out of your area, the people you know are starting to move in.
We asked some of the best friends to share their best advice for getting to grips with your old ones.
You can’t tell if someone is the person you used to be, but you can know when they’re gone, said Jessica, a retired teacher in Portland, Oregon.
You have to know when you see them.
And even if they don’t really say anything, they can always feel it.
“Sometimes you just know they’re in there,” she said.
You might even know that they don to be the person they used to know.
Jessica was in Portland during the 1980s.
She’s now living in Seattle, where she and her husband, a former NBA player, own a condo and a house.
She still talks to people who live in her old neighborhood, but she’s also reconnected with a number of people she’s grown up with, like her sister-in-law and her best friend, who moved to Seattle about 10 years ago.
They all live in the same house, and they have very similar personalities.
They’re not really friends anymore.
If you don’t know them, they’re like your brother.
“They’re all the same, and that’s how it’s always been,” Jessica said.
“The funny thing is, they all move out of my neighborhood, and I still don’t think about them,” said Jessica.
“And that’s sad.
I mean, I know how lucky I am.
They always had someone who knew them.
I have friends I would go to school with, I had a lot of friends that I was with in high school, I would hang out with all the time.”
You can tell when someone is gone, but they can still feel it” I would tell people I had no idea they were gone,” Jessica explained.
“I would get on the phone and they would say, ‘Oh, it happened to me, I went to this place.’
They didn’t know.
It wasn’t until I found out that it happened in my neighborhood that I started to be concerned about it.”
You know it’s over when someone leaves, Jessica said, but it can be harder to be sure.
She can still see them when they walk by and they say, “Hi.”
She’ll tell her children to check their phone or see if there’s a message from them on Facebook.
She also has to be willing to let go of old friends.
“You don’t want to feel like you have to say goodbye,” she explained.
A friend of a friend, Jessica was also living in Portland.
She lives in a condo with her mother and her two young children.
“The thing I do feel like I have to let these people go is I feel like there are no good friends anymore,” she told us.
“There are so many of them, and it’s like, Oh my god, how do you get rid of them?
And I can’t.
So I let them go.
I let my kids know, ‘This is it, we’re all done.
We’re all gone.'”
But the good news is that when you have a friend who has passed, you can always start asking questions.
“Some people will just be like, ‘I don’t care what happened to you, I’ll go back to my friend.’
That’s fine,” Jessica continued.
But she said she can still ask questions like, “Are you sure you remember me?” and “Why are you still in your house?”
You can also check Facebook and see if they are still around, but don’t worry about making too much of a big deal.
They’ll probably say, I’m happy I met you, Jessica noted.
But Jessica also realizes that she’s not the only one who is leaving.
“It’s not just me.
There’s so many friends of friends who are moving out,” she noted.
“If I didn’t have this, I probably would have stopped moving out.”
And sometimes, it can help to keep your old buddies in check.
“A lot of the time, if I don’t do that, they just start leaving again,” Jessica added.
And even if you know you’re not going to see them again, you don´t have to go all in to make sure they’re still around.
“At the end of the day, I still like to be around people, so if they call, I say, `Come see me, OK?’ and they do,” Jessica told us, laughing.
“Even if they just come by my house or my condo, they’ll still see me.”