I’m really missing some friends lately, friendships that have drifted apart. Nothing may have happened…but sometimes you end up not spending as much time with someone as you once did. You may not even notice, but then one day you realize that it’s been a month, 5 months, a year. How did this happen? And enough time has lapsed that when you need a friend, they no longer become the first person you reach out to.
It’s unrealistic to expect any friendship to stay intact exactly as they are. It’ll evolve as its meant to and people really do outgrow each other, so I’m guessing that when I’m missing a friend, it’s not only about that person, but a particular time in my life associated with that friendship. Sometimes it’s best to leave some friendships alone in whatever state they end up and maybe it takes a certain level of maturity to accept that. But I wonder, with all this linking and following and reaching out to the past, does social media make us feel less lonely? Or more?