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Friendships are not built to last

Friendships are not built to last because of love. Once your friend finds a "lover" or whatever they slowly change everything slowly changes, its like they are gone. You don't even exist to them.
Genuine friendships do last, although aspects may change as they adapt to your lives. That’s a factor of most relationships except for one’s life partner, if you look at it. Your siblings will probably not be in your life 24/7, even if you’re close. Your children will eventually make their own lives. Sadly, you will eventually have to say goodbye to your parents.

The difference between friends and acquaintances is that true friends return, even in the midst of their own journeys. You reconnect, and they’re there, especially when times are difficult. Sometimes that’s how you discover who actually [b]is[/b] a friend.
Carla · 61-69, F
@bijouxbroussard my closest friend and i may not speak for months.
Somehow we each reach out when one of us is in need. Must be some kind of energy receptors.
@Carla Yes, exactly.
CountScrofula · 41-45, M
When a close friend gets in a relationship you're gonna lose them for a little bit because everything is gonna be about their new partner. Eventually a couple is going to want a social life though.

I'm close friends with people I have known for literally 30+ years and we're all married and have had times where we talk more, or talk less. It's fine.
I have never expected to be the sole focus of anyone I love or who loves me, as a friend or partner.

For me, friendship is inclusive, not exclusive.

@CountScrofula said it best.
Mardrae · 56-60, F
Yep. Love hurts. Imaginary friends are a lot more loyal probably! 😂
Mardrae · 56-60, F
@bushi2020 no. I do have a lot of aquaintences, but no friends. I like it that way
bushi2020 · 36-40, M
@Mardrae Are you married?
Mardrae · 56-60, F
@bushi2020 widowed
Wiseacre · F
Casual ones, no, but close friendships tend to last.

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