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Slowly losing my circle of friends

I have a small group of friends that i've known since elementary. We've been pretty close knit for years but ever since the pandemic and going to different schools, it just doesn't feel the same anymore. We hardly meet up because of general college kid busy things, and we hardly talk sometimes. It's kind of hard finding common things to talk about. And when we plan for a hangout even just online, most of the time everyone forgets about it or just dips out. It's just so frustrating when I am feeling happy seeing them online on discord and I try to engage by posting some funny meme but then they don't message back. Sometimes I feel that we are really drifting apart but I don't know what's the right thing to do about it.
BreezeyBree2 · 56-60
Your lives are going in different directions. I'm sorry you're experiencing this, but you are not alone. I have a grandchild going through the same things. I think it's mostly how life goes unless you manage to be in the same clubs, classes, etc...
As for my grandson, he sees his friends rarely, but has made new friends he sees more often.
If you wish, keep trying with your friends, but maybe put some effort into potential new friends around you.
Freeranger · M
If it's any consolation.......you have reached that second stage of life. The friends you have known since elementary are slowly beginning to drop away as you get a little older, and your personal choices morph in to new personal experiences......just as their's are morphing and growing in new directions. When we're kids in school we think "we'll always stay together."
If I only had a dollar every time that phrase has been uttered.
And yet, that's life. It has come for every one of us, touching our individual interests. You're moving on.....
Pretzel · 61-69, M
It happens. continue to make the effort and take an interest in the new things in their life. Just remember relationships change. But friends maintain a common experience that nobody else gets.

It's just a part of growing up
LandOfOz · M
It happens friends come and go especially when you dont live near each other
butterflybaby75 · 46-50, F
Learn to be comfortable in and with yourself - friends come and go.
Mathers · 61-69
Try and b3 outgoing and make new friends
JestAJester · 26-30, M
Gotta hold on them to them as tightly as possible. Ive lost 99% of my friends. Either because of bad blood or simply growing apart. Gotta remind them often how important they are to you
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
Yeah, that'll happen sometimes. Honestly, if you keep even one of your friends from that circle, consider that a blessing.
Fluffybull · F
That happens. People change, start jobs, start relationships, have kids.
Zonuss · 41-45, M
What. You're only a teen.
I have at least [b]3[/b] friends I have known for [b]25[/b] years now. 🙂
TeirdalinFirefall · 26-30, M
It gets worse and worse till all friends are gone. It's the way growing up is.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 
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