Have you ever just grown apart from a friend that has been in your life for a long time? I feel this has been happening to me for about a year now.
I feel guilty for not calling, getting bored when this friend tells me her current life drama, or passing on a night out because I don't want to see her make a fool out of her drunk self. Yet, I feel like I'm growing up more while she stays the same. Can two people just grow apart and it be okay?
I get frustrated with her. She asks my advice, and I tell her the same things over and over. She dismisses me or says she "can't" face certain problems. I feel that all I can do for her now is pray.
It's weird to think about just letting someone go from your day to day life. I'm not a person to have a lot of close friends. I have about 5 close friends, and I often think I can't "afford" to let anyone go. But if she's continually dragging me down and frustrating the heck out of me, is that an equal, healthy friendship?
I can honestly say at this point I don't miss talking with her on a regular basis. It makes me sad, but it's true. I guess sometimes people grow at different rates or in different directions. Maybe we are just on different paths now.