Friends Come And Go And That's Okay
Start writing a post
Relationships

Friends Come And Go And That's Okay

Be Kind And Be Open To Change

11642
Friends Come And Go And That's Okay

Not all friendships are meant to last forever. Just because you're told that college friends are supposed to be for life, that doesn't mean it's always going to be the case. Every friend you meet is a blessing and they were put in your life for a reason. They could be an acquaintance or they could be someone you felt you were inseparable with.

People change; they grow up and they grow apart. Every friend you make teaches you something about others and about yourself. They were meant to show you what to look for in others, what you can and can't live with. They were put in your lives for the memories you've shared and the experiences you've braved together. The duration of your friendship doesn't define its worth and definitely doesn't put on an expiration date. Just because you grew up together and have been friends for eight years, doesn't mean they won't hurt you or that you have to stay friends. And subsequently, just because you've clicked with someone instantly and became friends in a few short months 100% does NOT mean they are any less of a friend or that they can't be your best friend just because you haven't known them for that long. It boils down to who you can feel your most comfortable with, who will be there for you when the going gets tough, and who won't be. They have their ups and downs, but the good should always outweigh the bad and if it doesn't it's OK to end the friendship; it isn't binding.

You should also never have to feel bad about losing someone. Sometimes things just aren't meant to be. If someone strays away from you to do their own thing, the only thing you can do is move on. Sometimes people have to do things for themselves and you can't beat yourself up about it or wonder where you went wrong. Chances are it had nothing to do with you, so don't stay upset about it, move on because they have. It's sometimes hard to balance friendships on top of other things and when the time is right or a balance can be found, you may gain your friend back. It's always better to give someone a second chance and to forgive but never forget. People have a way of working themselves back into your life and it's natural and okay. They may surprise you with how they've changed and the friendship can come back stronger. It's important, however to remember what went wrong the first time and make sure they don't show signs of what broke you apart originally again. Be kind and open but don't be naive.

Losing a friend is difficult and is something most people dread, but look on the bright side of things. Sometimes you may be better off and sometimes they might be, and if you're lucky you both gain something from the experience. Don't take things personally and accept things as they come. If you're meant to be friends with someone, no matter what, you will be. Whether that be now or in the future, the ones who matter will always come back.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

The 4th of July is truly an amazing time to be with the people who make you feel the most alive and appreciate all the freedom that we do have.

279
4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

My family doesn’t vacation much. But my earliest childhood memory of vacation is going down to the beach for the 4th of July.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

Is Meaningful Casual Sex A Paradox?

Why noncommittal sex is more complicated than we'd like to think.

5452

I lost my virginity to a graduate student from Los Angeles. We’d met at a rundown cafe whose Yelp page complained of an alleged rat infestation. His name was Ken and he was 25. What drew me to him was the peculiar way his mouth was perpetually fixed into a sideways, half-moon shape that was like a smirk but without any trace of smugness. But the two most striking parts of Ken by far were the dinner plate roundness of his face and his small, expressionless teddy bear eyes. Of the things that mattered to him, there was his best friend, a college dropout who sold computer parts in Toronto, and sex.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

A Conversation About Sex

"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature." - Marilyn Monroe

8385
Thinking Beyond Barriers

There it is. Even though I'm not around you, I can feel it. Was there a flutter of embarrassment in your mind when you saw the word sex in this article’s title? Did you look over your shoulder to ensure nobody was around before you began to read this?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

13 Signs You Are A True Cancer Of The Zodiac

Calling all babies born June 21st - July 22nd!

6344
My Astral Life

I'm the first to admit that I am one of THOSE people who uses their zodiac sign as a description of themselves. I realize not everyone believes in astrology-related anything, and there are plenty of people who don't fit their signs. However, I'm one of the people who truly fits their sign to a tee. I'm a Cancer, a Crab, a Moon Child. It's currently our season fellow Crabs! So without further ado, here are all of the signs that you're a Cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Blessing of Lacking Sex Appeal

To all the fellow non "it" girls out there

6185
kozepsuli.hu

Lacking sex appeal is not a desirable thing. It makes you fee not ugly, but wrong. Not having charisma is not a life goal. It doesn't make you fee friendless, but isolated. Not being the "it" girl happens, and tonight (and every nigh prior to this)

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments