Those people are far away now though, and keeping in touch is not as easy when you have to rely on modes of communication that previously barely had a place in your friendship. In fact, the people who screamed the loudest that they were going to skype with me all the time, are the ones I have heard the least of.
On the other hand I have gotten support out of unexpected corners. And if I need to be lonely or miserable once in a while, then Stockholm is a good place to be so. There is always some beautiful scenery (or a shoe shop) just around the corner. Stockholm is the kind of city that, right when you have had enough, will land a snowflake on the top of your nose. Besides, as walking through Södermalm's hilly streets has taught me: the ups and the downs - they belong together.