It can be quite difficult when the most important people in your life are miles and miles away. But at the very least, realizing how much you miss your family offers you an opportunity to reflect on the memories you share.
And sometimes, the best way to show those relatives (and friends who are so close they may as well be family) how much you miss them is by sending them sweet "missing you" quotes to bridge the distance.
The right sayings can be perfect gifts that let friends and family members know just how much you care about them, no matter how far apart you are or how long it will be until you can see them again.
These thoughtful quotes about how much you love and miss their company will be something that you will both enjoy.
After all, your closest family and friends share something beautiful in common — they love and support you through the most difficult and lonely of times.
And yet, no matter how lucky and grateful we know we are to have them in our lives, sometimes it can be hard for us to express just how much we appreciate them and how much they mean to us.
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Let them know how happy they make you.
Goodbyes are the worst when you love someone.
When you miss them every day.
When you can never spend too much time together.
Keep it sweet and simple.
It's not goodbye, it's see you later.
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Missing dad can be the hardest.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
When you only want the best for each other.
"You may be out of my sight ... but never out of my mind ... I miss you ... " — Unknown
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A metaphor for love.
"I just hugged you in my thoughts ... Hope you felt the squeeze!" — Unknown
When words aren't enough.
Express how their love for you keeps you going.
To the loved one who makes your day.
When you just get each other.
When you're missing your sister.
Tell your friends how special they are.
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Remind them that they will be always in your heart.
It's all out of love.
I miss all of you.
When missing them bleeds into music.
When you feel worlds apart.
Some brotherly heart-to-heart feels.
When your friends become part of your family.
Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.