You don't hear from someone in a few days or weeks, which is something out of the ordinary, so you send a "Hey, are you okay?" text their way. Or maybe you see a post on their social media such as "Ugh, one of those days again," and you drop everything you're doing to make sure they are okay.
But when it comes to you not texting as much or sending out not so subtle posts on social media, no one seems to notice. You begin to question why no one checks in on you.
You know your friends care about you, but why don't they go the extra mile for you? So, you tell yourself that you won't reach out anymore, but sooner or later, one of your friends will become quiet again or post something that will send you their way to check back in.
Then, the cycle repeats.
I am here to remind you that it's okay to check in on your friends; please don't stop being that loving and caring person that just wants to make sure everyone is okay. You're a kind soul, so do not let anyone take that away from you! I know not getting checked in on can hurt, trust me, but please remember there are people in your life who are there for you. You might just be overlooking them because you're so focused on the people who don't reach out to you.
Your mom, or dad, or sister, or brother, or a grandparent, or your best friend from high school that you only talk to once or twice a month are here for you, and they make sure that you are doing okay. You might not see it that way because it's "their job" or "they are supposed to do that," but believe me, they care about you so much!
So, when the cycle of feeling like no one cares about you becomes overwhelming, just remember that you do have people in your life that will always care about you.
Lastly, for those who don't check in on their friends enough, please check in on them. Let them know you care. It only takes three seconds to send a text, and that small gesture might just turn their day around. Please, please, please remember to check in on your strong friends!