Ever feel like a 'fringe' friend?

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve had similar feelings as well, and completely understand where you are coming from. I hope everything does get better for you. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I totally understand.  How often do you hang out?  I’ve been very busy with work/wedding planning/not going out as much to save $$ and so I can’t hang out with all my friends all the time.  It sucks because some of my friends don’t work or have pt jobs so they see each other a lot without me during the daytime.  

I consider these ppl my good friends but it probably isnt quite the same for them.  Sometimes if you dont want to be on the fringe you have to actively contact those ppl and hang out even if you are tired or busy :p

I think as long as they enjoy your company, and vice versa you should keep your chin up! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MsGinkgo:  It sounds like what I call a situational friend. At my last job, there was a group of people I hung out with and really liked. When I left that job, I stopped talking to them. It wasn’t necessarily intentional, but the situation changed, the convenience factor changed, and the relationships just weren’t important enough to maintain. It is hard to keep up with friendships when the status quo is different, especially when someone moves.

I personally feel friends change throughout your life and that relationships either change/evolve or end. It is just a fact of life, at least in my opinion.

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