Feeling left behind: Friendships
When friends get into relationships, married, or start a family, I sometimes feel left behind. The dynamic of the relationship changes without me having a say. It feels like just another thing that is out of my control and I need to just accept. The feeling that is left behind can be a hurtful one. I don’t know if certain relationships are more important than others (i.e. best friends vs significant others),I do know that the process of them changing can be sad and painful. It is hard to feel left behind or put on the back burner as some say, one way to keep things going is to let the person know that you are thinking of them.
Some say true friends will make time for you, that they won’t put you on the back burner. what do you think? Have you been left behind by friends? What are some ways that you maintain friendships with people who have gotten married or had kids? Do you think friends that leave you behind have no concept of balance? Do you expect them to be as available as before or do you understand things change? How do your friends make time for you or vice versa?
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