Adult friend x
If we ourselves have caused the fissure, we self-criticize.
Either way, we’re grieving a part of us we think we can’t be without.
But truthfully, this is not the case: We will continue to love and thrive even in the absence of this person who may well have left an indelible mark.
It may take time, but inevitably, you will grow to see that no one in the world has the power to define you (other than yourself).
We drop into the same rhythm, finish each other’s sentences, and feel completely understood.
We may even consider some friends family because we’ve shared so much with them—heartsick moments, secrets that no one else knows, the depths of our insecurities. It’s always hard to imagine something coming between a friendship but even strong relationships crack sometimes—and it’s devastating.
Whether it’s a case of someone saying the wrong thing, falling through on an important commitment, or simply fading away, we can’t always control what goes wrong in our friendships.
The death of many friendships is the entrance of a child, or a boyfriend or girlfriend, into your life.
The numbers for Gen X were about the same as Millennials.
(To be fair, Baby Boomers have had many more years to build their friend network).
Different and delightful people for all purposes and all seasons.
But after the social whirl of college is over, how do you go finding a friend as an adult?
Thus, the importance of the guy’s night, or girl’s night, out.