Saying goodbye to a friend can be very difficult. Close friendships do not happen everyday so it makes sense that saying goodbye to a good friend can be sad and upsetting. There is no way to completely take away the pain you might feel, but there are some things you can do to make saying goodbye to your friend a little easier.
Plan a "friend date" before your friend moves away. On this day go with your friend out to eat, shopping, to a movie. Do activities that the two of you both really enjoy. Make it a happy occasion. A memory that you can look back on when you start to miss your friend.
Make your friend a special gift to express to him or her how much they mean to you. You do not have to spend a lot for this gift. Put together a photo collage of the two of you. Write inspirational quotes and put them next to the photographs.
Talk to your friend about how it is important to you that you keep in touch. Make sure you have each others e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other pertinent contact information.
Have a goodbye party for your friend. Invite over all your mutual friends. Create a theme for the party you know your friend will enjoy. Play lots of fun games and try to have a great time!
Let yourself cry. It is okay to be sad and cry when your friend leaves. This is a normal way of reacting when your friend moves away.