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Are Friendships Really Forever? by tonyfrenzy: 9:32am On Dec 27, 2012
You were such great friends and nothing
could pull you apart. And then life separated
you and each went his separate ways.
Until one day, you get back again by chance,
perhaps through Facebook. And then you
begin to relieve those great times you spent
together in the past and with pleasure you
look forward to the day of your meeting
again face-to-face after so many years.
When you meet, it is with pleasure but
somehow too it is an anticlimax, because try
as you might, you cannot completely banish
the thought that things are no longer the
same. Life has moved on. True, you are still
friends, and those memories of the past are
ever green. But where are those days when
neither of you could have enough of each
other? Why now that you are back in
contact do you not call each other for many
weeks and many months? And when you
do, each of you seem in a hurry to end the
phone conversation, as if other things
occupy your minds. He has his family and
you have yours. He has his job and you have
yours. That is part of the reason. Life has
really moved on.
Is there some childish thing about
friendship? Are you perhaps living in a
dream world you do not wish to detach
yourself from, hanging on to memories?
You do not love each other less, only that life
has moved on. What to do? Accept things
the way they are, don’t force things to
return to where they were before, because
they can never be. Give each other the
needed space to be their ‘new’ selves. And
when you do get together again, enjoy it for
what it is worth, don’t ask for too much, and
don’t be afraid to part again.
Yes, friendships are indeed forever, but we
need maturity to enjoy it as life changes.
Re: Are Friendships Really Forever? by Callotti: 10:24pm On Dec 27, 2012
Nothing lasts forever! cry

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