5 Major Reasons Why Friendships Change & Break In Your Late Twenties.
People Are Settling Down: People get into relationships and they often forget about their friends. Sometimes it is done on purpose but other times it done and they don't even realize. The thing is that when your young, your focus is on school and friends and once you get into your late twenties, it becomes about your career and finding someone to settle down with. There are some people who can have both and do it well. But there are other people who can't have close friends and maintain their relationships. This will often cause friends to drift apart.
Jobs/Careers Become A Focal Point: Career is a tricky thing. The older you get the more your career becomes important. How many times has one of your friends said "oh I can't hangout because I have work", or "I have to leave early because I have work" or canceling on plans because of work. The thing is having a good career is important but the money that it will give you means nothing if you have no one at the end of day. One thing I have realized is that people become comfortable with their friends and think it's ok to skip out on hangouts or events because they think their friends will always be there! And they might, but it definitely will change your friendships.
Children Come Into Play: People have children and they literally have no time for anyone else. You can't blame them because raising a human is a lot of work. Another thing is that their child is attached to them, they go everywhere your friends goes and it can be hard sometimes having a fulfilling friendships with a friend who has become a parent, especially when you aren't a parent yourself. The thing is, it's not their fault because everything changes when you become a parent, so it is up to the childfree friend to put effort in to that friendship, especially if the friend with the child wants to hangout and maintain a close friendship.
You Realize You Don’t Need Loads Of Friends: One thing I have noticed is that as you get older, you realize that you don't need 100 friends. You become more selective because you have so little time as an adult that you just don't have the energy to be friends with so many people. I have found that the older I get, the more I focus on a small group of friends.
Some Friendships Are Hard To Maintain: Sometimes friends moved away or have always been hard to be around, these people are the easiest to let go off. Friendship is not easy and I think people think it is. It is hard to maintain friendships and if a friend is not a good friend or if they are far away it can become hard to maintain that relationship. The thing is when a friendship is hard to maintain, it breaks.
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