You know, I always hear people talk about having life-long friends and wonder, how do they manage that? Growing up, I had the same group of friends until about Grade 7, then we started falling apart.
One of my friends started hanging out with a less than savoury crowd, while the rest of us met new people when high school started. Come to think about it, I’m not close with anyone I was friends with in high school or elementary school anymore. I mean, I have them all on my Facebook, but if we were to sit down and hang out, it would probably be awkward in a hurry.
It’s interesting because Kyle is still good friends with everyone he hung out with throughout school and he’s made some amazing friends afterwards as well. Perhaps that’s just his personality; He’s straight-up with everyone he meets and doesn’t take any bull. That’s one thing with girls – we can be catty individuals (even when we try not to be) and I think that’s what pulls our friendships apart. I was best friends with a girl in high school but we had a huge fight and haven’t really said more than 10 words to each other since.
There’s only one person I still somewhat talk to with whom I was close throughout elementary school and part of Grade 8 and 9. We were close all throughout elementary school and she just recently got married last summer and I was quite surprised when I was invited to the wedding. It was beautiful and I was even more surprised when her aunt mentioned me in her toast.
Of course, today I’m not completely friendless. I have four amazing girl friends who I talk to regularily and I wouldn’t trade them for the world! Two of them I’ve met through work and two I’ve met through school. Maybe that’s where “life-long” will start for me.
Is there anyone who you have been friends with since diapers? Do you think guys hold friendships better than girls?