I agree with sprice, "Yes you can have a connection with someone if you hardly see or talk to them." The only draw back I have found is you are never really up-to-date with them. You only remember what happened or what was said at your last meeting. I met a cousin I hadn't seen in 8 years at a friend's wedding. We fell in like we hadn't been apart. We even concluded a conversation we started 8 years ago. But it was sad to learn his wife has passed away. His daughter was injured in a car accident. He had been unemployed for almost two years etc. etc. On the positive side, his daughter recovered, married and now he boasted his first grandchild. You miss out on a lot. I felt I should have been with him to help and console. It was sad leaving not knowing when we would see each other again.
Yes you can have a connection with someone if you hardly see or talk to them. I have several family members that I rarely see or get a chance to talk to but we are still very close. As long as when you do talk to them or see them you are able to reconnect with them you are good.