I Have Grown Apart From My Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 197 People

    I didn't even realise it happened

    until I came from university for the Easter holidays this year. Before going to uni, I had a select few friends, and there was a close, unspoken bond between us, 5 years of friendship. Most of them dropped out of school during our A-levels, but we were still in contact. The...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2015

    I Feel Like It Was All A Dream Now...

    My best friend, my very best friend and I no longer speak to each other. I feel like I am clinging hopelessly to the title "best friend" when in reality you could call us certainly no more than acquaintances now. Of course, we share history, and fond memories but I feel like this...
    GlitterQueenXO GlitterQueenXO
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2012


    I feel like ive lost my closest friends the only people tht somewhat kept me going. They werent the best of friends but u gotta take what u can get. I an extremely social awkward probably nt the correct term. I get so anxious when engaging with new people. I saw this coming my so...
    Quin10 Quin10
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2011

    Not All Of Them, But Many...

    I suppose it's the natural progression of things in life...you get older and the things you once had in common with people start to decrease. People move, people pursue other interests, people have different experiences, and it changes them. In my case, I've changed a lot but...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2010

    Maybe You Know The Feeling

    A few days ago the closest friend I have ever had told me that I had changed. She told me she couldn't be friends with me anymore. And just like that a friendship of over twelve years evaporated like tears on a summer sidewalk. How sad is it that I tried writing facebook...
    coldbluesky coldbluesky
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012

    How Did This Happen?

    Only 2 years ago, I had several friends- a tight knit circle, of different types of people. I went out, I had people over, I honestly had a social life. But within the 2 years, I moved to small town that was several hours away from my friends (I had no choice), and since then, we...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2010


    So many friends have come and gone since high school, but I guess that is just life.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Oct 19, 2010

    I Thought They Were My Real Friends...

    Recently i quit smoking weed, and that doesnt work when your friends with potheads. They constantly call me asking if i want to hang out, but to them that means just sitting around smoking and watching TV.When i smoked, i used to be cool with that, but not anymore.  Its...
    cbosco cbosco
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2010

    When Everyone Grows Up, But You Don't.

    I never had many friends. Never those close, tight friendship where you mutually love and respect each other despite your differences. However I used to have a small group of friends, people I didn't mind being around. It was all so shallow, but still it offered some kind of...
    livingalieforsolong livingalieforsolong
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

    I had two really good friends

    who were close to me, but after struggling with my mental health the past year, things haven't been the same. I've been trying to make plans to see them even though when I do, I have to use a lot of energy and effort to look acceptable. They are both beautiful girls who always...
    musicsaveslivesxo musicsaveslivesxo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    I guess it's been a natural progression.

    Things have been the same for quite some time. But this is life, I wish them well, even if they've wronged me. I'll do my thing, they can do theirs. No problem.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 3, 2015

    And It's Not Nice

    This is something that i have wanted to get off my chest for a while but afraid noone will understand. I feel that within the past year and a bit...I have lost touch with a few close friends, for some unknown (and selfish may i add) reason i have just no longer wanted to have...
    SpeightsPrideOfTheSouth SpeightsPrideOfTheSouth
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2010
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