- 5 years ago
I think I’ve finally accpeted that my childhood best friend and I are well ..no longer friends. We had been best friends from about the age of 13 until about the age of 22. We had an awesome friendship and I had a connection with her that I don’t think I’ll ever have with anyone again. We had our share of high school drama, but we always worked it out. I was the maid of honor in her wedding 4 years ago and she had even asked me to be the Godmother of her future children.
But over the past couple of years, we have slowly drifted apart. I graduated college
and moved away. And after she got married, she became close with her husband’s group of friends. I don’t want to say that I was replaced or anything. I’m happy that she found a great, close knit group of friends. But I feel like she dumped everyone else in her life once she met this group. She’s also so different now. On the rare occasion that I do talk to her, I feel like I don’t even know her anymore.
I’ve tried keeping in touch with her. I’ll text her every so often and get a 2 word text in reply. Or I’ll comment on her FB or instagram. Nothing. When she knows I’m back in town ..nothing. Recently, she was selected as 1 of 10 people to go on a research trip to Europe and was raising money to pay for the trip, so I sent her a check. I never heard a word from her about it.
I know that’s life. I know that people grow up, change, and grow apart. But it’s hard for me to grasp how you can just throw away such a strong 10-year friendship/connection. I had always planned on us being lifelong friends and I just always knew she’d my maid of honor and someone I could always count on. So it hurts a little to realize that we no longer have that bond.
Anyway .. has anyone else here gone through anything similar?