An Open Letter To The Friends I Lost Along The Way
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An Open Letter To The Friends I Lost Along The Way

This is me saying goodbye.

An Open Letter To The Friends I Lost Along The Way

I don’t really know who you are anymore, but at one time I knew you like the back of my hand. You were my person, the one I trusted with anything and everything. It’s weird how it all works; one day we were inseparable and the next I was struggling to come up with something to talk to you about. The memories started becoming blurred and you, the person I knew like the back of my hand, became a distant memory.

Sometimes I start to wonder where it all went wrong. I question who it was that really ended the friendship, or where the destruction all began. I don’t think either of us meant to hurt the other one. I don’t think it was your fault, and I don’t think it was mine. I just think that some best friends aren't meant to last forever. You taught me so much and you saw me through some of the toughest times in my life, so for that I am forever grateful.

I am not bitter about the ultimate conclusion of our friendship, nor am I happy about the way it turned out. I am more or less indifferent. I have grown into someone you wouldn’t recognize, and I’m sure you’ve done the same. I am not at all the person you once knew, and in some ways that’s extremely satisfying. I have done extremely well for myself, by myself.

I went through some pretty drastic changes and (for awhile at least) you were there to comfort me. I was forced to grow up while everyone around me was left in an adolescent mindset, thriving off of drama without a care in the world. I never expected you to follow, but I did expect you to understand why I had to move on. Maybe that was where it all went wrong.

We grew apart extremely quickly and uncontrollably. We became our own people and started learning that we (the best friends forever) were only best friends for a short, but extremely vital part of our lives. Maybe that’s how it was always supposed to be.

I hope that you are accomplishing everything you wanted to, and I hope that your life becomes the fairytale you always wished for. And one day, when an old picture of us shows up on your Facebook Timeline, I hope that instead of remembering the end, you remember all the amazing memories and lessons learned.


Your (EX) best friend forever

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