To My Best Friend as Our Worlds Drift Apart

I never thought that ‘drifting apart’ would ever happen to our friendship. You’ve been my ride or die for what feels like an eternity and it really never crossed my mind that our worlds one day would become distant. I can’t help but feel sad when I think about how the circumstances in our lives had the power to separate us like this. 

We were always together and that was our normal. Our friendship was one of a kind and we cherished every single moment we spent together. 

We knew each other well, shared each other’s shortcomings as a gift and understood and respected each other’s boundaries. What else can you ask for from a best friend?  We were there for each other’s life challenges especially heartaches, which we both had a fair share of.  Do you remember how we used to talk about our goals and dreams? we envisioned our friendship to last way into the future. 

You and I built amazing memories together, we were proud of our friendship and promised each other to continue to grow together. What happened? 

As adulting became inevitable, responsibilities broaden and our lives got busier. At first, it seemed as nothing was able to get in the way of our closeness. We were always staying in touch and no matter the circumstances, we managed to be there for each other when we needed it. 

We were doing well, but then suddenly, something shifted. We started to spend less time together, our separate lives somehow became more important than our friendship, so our interactions became less frequent and there was an overall disconnect between us. 

I know that you didn’t plan for this to happen, I’m not blaming you. I just feel that someone has to acknowledge that our friendship is not the same it used to be. I can’t keep pretending that nothing has changed when everything has changed between us. 

You were my person, so I don’t think I can ever have a surface level relationship with you after being so close. It just doesn’t feel right. At the same time, forcing a friendship doesn’t feel right either under our current circumstances.  

I have to admit, I miss our friendship. I miss having that special friend in my life I could rely on. I miss talking and laughing over silly stuff.  I wish I could turn back time and identify the moment in which we started drifting apart and simply delete it. Maybe then we would still have a chance to remain like we used to be. 

I don’t have any resentment towards you, I understand that some friendships unfortunately don’t stand the test of time. It’s no one’s fault but I can help but be sad for losing an important part of my life.

We have great memories together and I will always remember you as the best friend I was so lucky to have. 

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