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"Which do you think is worse: losing touch with a good friend who lives right ne

  1. threekeys profile image80
    threekeysposted 22 months ago

    "Which do you think is worse: losing touch with a good friend who lives right nearby? Or a good

    friend who moves away?

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    Cissy1946posted 22 months ago

    I think losing touch with a good friend who lives nearby is worse. My reason for this thought is that if my friend has moved away then it's the move that has caused the distance in our friendship but if they remain nearby and we lose touch then it's very possible that something was wrong with the friendship in the first place. Or not in the first place but as the years progressed the dynamic of the friendship changed to reflect the changes in the lives of the participants which, in turn, caused the friendship to become a distant one.

    1. Ericdierker profile image56
      Ericdierkerposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      This is a great answer. (I assume you meant to finish by saying a friend who moved away) And one recently that moved away -- I had some friend withdrawals but we connect daily.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 22 months ago

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    Losing touch isn't necessary a bad thing.
    In fact it often allows one to reflect on the friendship itself.
    Maybe it was always (you) that was holding the friendship together in the first place. If you didn't call them they would never call you, you didn't suggest or invite them over for a get together you'd never see each other. Most friendships rarely are 50/50.
    There are many people unaware of being in "one sided friendships" until they've had some time to really examine the friendship.
    In other instances having vastly different lifestyle changes can impact a friendship. Suppose your friend was single and then you got married, had children, and got wrapped up into scheduling "play dates" with other parents, school carpools, and other things...
    Naturally your single person would drift away from you because your worlds are radically different now. They're likely to want to spend more time with other single friends or maybe it's you who simply do not have the time to spend with them one on one due to your various new obligations.
    Oftentimes the "busier person" really doesn't notice the friendship is drifting until after they get settled. It's the person who was "readily available" that made a decision to stop making the effort to fit into their schedule. If someone rejects you enough times it's only natural to stop pursing things with them.
    That's even true within a marriage!

 
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