ANSWERS: 51
  • I never had one slowly die, they mostly end in a huge bang.
  • I had these 2 friends who died out over a long period, then when we had the chance to reconnect like 3 years later, it was very awkward. I haven't seen them since.
  • Yeap. More than once. People are just too busy and stressed out to keep in touch much. Also, distance and time takes the fizz out of friendships
  • i have been best friends with her for 12 year !it was alwqays just me and her but now for the first time she has a serious boyfriend. i didnt know it would be this hard to get used to !!but we will always be the best of friends!friendship doesnt just stay there like that,come and go, you have to work at a friendship if u want to keep it ! it takes two to tango!
  • Yes. He was my first friend in my school, called Peter Daniel. He left the school when we passed to 4th standard. I did not have much concern at that time of keeping in track with him because I was a kid and didn't have much idea how this could affect me later. I lost his contact and could never meet him again till date. And I regret now :(
  • Yes, of course..it is inevitable. People grow and in so doing their interests may change..in some case quite radically. Commonality of interests is a good reason to be friends with someone. Minimizes conflict. So, you change, your friend changes and soon there are uncomfortable silences..you have nothing to say to each other. So you go your separate ways. That doesn't diminish what you had when you were friends. It just means you've reached the "use by" date and it's shelf life is over.
  • Yeah. I think as people grow older they sometimes grow apart. I have a few friends that has happened with.
  • Most of them have..I often wonder what happened to so & so or what's his face? People from school and the Army back in the day. People I've worked with so many years ago...etc. Even a couple of friends from Yahoo Answers since I don't go there much anymore. Maybe hundreds of people that were friends, acquaintances and coworkers. sad sometimes to think about.
  • Yep! Thats life.
  • Unfortunatley yes, but i was a great friend while it lasted...and thats all that really matters.
  • i had a few friendships slowly come to a stop.
  • Yes, my husband and I were close friends with another couple but the relationship died out. We tried to reconcile with them but it didn't work out.
  • Not really, for those that have were rather abrupt, though I did not realize it, given the circumstances. The friends in high school went their own way when they graduated and I lost contact with them. I met a lot of friend in basic but when that ended, they ended. Most of the friends I had at my last job I have not seen since I quit. I did see one friend from my last job not too long ago, and he actually lives near me. Wonders never cease!
  • yes because we have miniaml contact...no hard feelings though we both are just living our lives.
  • Sure. It happens to everyone. People grow apart. I do still have a couple of friends left from grade school.
  • yep actually a group of us that knew each other since about the age of three slowly started to grow apart when we got to high school. They're all married now with children except for me so we don't have much in common anymore, but we do keep in touch
  • yep after high school i didn't talk to a lot of my old friends. we call or hang out once or twice a year. but thats just life. work and my family is more inporten, then chilling with friends.
  • oh yea...many...i'm down to maybe 1-3 friends i talk to on occasion...the rest i really don't care for...
  • Of course.
  • Yes, the natural life cycle was finished :(
  • Last night one did, but it was a long time a coming, and I knew it from the very beginning.
  • Oh yes, I think that happens to all of us. Some people just go their separate ways and drift apart. Then there have been a few who I found out were not really "friends" with anyone...they lied, back-stab, use people for their own selfish reasons, and that will end any kind of relationship cold turkey.
  • Many have come and gone. Mainly gone. Mostly due to modern times of paranoia, jealosy, and taking people for granted. I am more happy now than i was years ago with some of my so called 'friends' Mt best friends right now are my Partner and my baby son.
  • Yes. My BFF moved way across the country and we eventually lost communication with each other due to our busy lives. I still have all the great and not so great memories of growing up together. I do have room for more friends in my life though.
  • It may seem that way sometimes...but my friendships always seem to rekindle somehow.
  • yes, many. Its quite sad
  • Of coure. but it's usually down in flames
  • I have a friend that comes in and out of my life only when there is some major crisis in her life and she needs someone. It pisses me off. But I love her and can't turn my back on her when she needs me.
  • think thats the way it works...slowly become friends slowly die out
  • Sure. I have changed cities and jobs and interests through the years. However, about 5 years ago I reconnected with some old friends and we just took up where we left off. I didn't see them in the intervening 5 years and they came out to visit us. We had so much fun. Sometimes you drift apart, but real friendships endure.
  • Someone once told me that friends come into your life for 1 of 3 things: for a reason for a season for a lifetime I have many people who fit each category...the reason friends help you get through a specific period in your life. The season friends keep you going for a while longer. The lifetime friends are with you no matter what for forever. Cherish the friends from each category - they all have a purpose.
  • Yes sadly. And I miss them..
  • yeah! a childhood friend of mine - try to stay in contact, but won't even return my emails
  • too many.. I've been sure to keep the special ones close though(:
  • ever since my oldest boy was born
  • I've had a lot of friends and more aquaintences. They mostly come and go but the times we all had while we were close were amazing, enlightening and fun. I learned so much from my friends over the years, especially about myself... I always had great taste in friends and I think that people of such great character, should be shared with more and more people not just kept to me, or me to them. Sometimes, holding on to things isin't the right thing to do. If we do, we lose out on meeting new people with newer perspectives and opinions that we can share things with and grow into together. What's that old saying? "Familarity breeds contempt." People meet one anothers needs through out a life and those that can change with you over time and endure are the ones that just belonged there in the first place. Not everyone serves that purpose so when the time comes, just bless it and let it go. All good things come back and the best will remain all of their own accord because they were supposed to.
  • yes and its quite a painful thing.
  • Yes. I had a very close friend and after she got married I didn't see her as often, but we still hung out on a fairly regular basis. She eventually moved to a very upscale neighborhood and I was there only once and she just seemed very different to me. We would still sends Christmas cards each year and an occasional phone call, but then one year even the cards stopped. We always lived within 1/2 hr distance, so it was very weird for me.
  • Yes. You just grow apart. I think every adult has had this happen with at least one friend. Sadly, this even happens in some marriages. :(
  • Tons of them. things change over time
  • Yes, but thank god for facebook! Now I know what happens with EVERYBODY
  • Friendships are just like relationships. You need to nourish it. I have a few friendships that died out because we just grew up and wanted different things in life.
  • loads of my friendships end. mainly its because i move away but other times is just because my life changes, you know like work and people i hang out with. thats life. but tehre is no harm in trying to resurect friendships.
  • I think as we get older some of our friendships start to wear thin. Sometimes the cause of diminished friendships can be explained simply as my wife not liking some of the guys who used to hang out with me when I was younger.
  • Happening right now. I went away to college last year and my roommate turned out to be my best friend. We hung out every day (not just cause we were roommates) and did most everything together. Now this year we don't live together anymore and it's becoming obvious that he is slowly but surely distancing himself from me. And I have no idea why. On more than one occasion I have asked him if something was up but never got a real response. And on top of that, as he distances himself from me, he is becoming better and better friends with my roommates. The situation really sucks. Because of it I am really starting to dislike college and my school. Any advice?
  • Yes, I found this out when I moved cross-country... 1st, the phone calls were regular but then faded 2nd, the emails were regular instead of calls, but then they faded 3rd, now calls and emails are scarce and replaced by the annual Christmas card.... :-(
  • Yes, my boyfriend and my husband, when they started to sniff somebody and when somebody started to sniff theirs, everything changed automatically and totally slowly died. It's good for them and me. Otherwise they make mess around.
  • I'd say most of my friends are intact.

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