The promise of lifelong childhood friendships rarely last. This pledge, the secret handshakes, and stories of first love are set aside as our circle of friendship expands beyond our city block.
The pain is excruciating the first time we learn our best friend will be moving. A parent's new job, the need for a new school district, a divorce, or a thousand other reasons, never resolve the pain. Technology makes it easier to keep in touch, but if you are out-of-site, then out-of-mind follows.
How do you define your circle of friends?
- Is location a primary driver? A new school, new job, or new home?
- Does your financial situation support friendships you couldn't previously afford?
- Religious, political, or cultural affiliations often draw solid lines of who is in the circle of friendship and who would never be permitted.
How have you made new friends when there has been a change?
We have one life, a finite amount of time, and our friendships are our choice. Those who we choose to spend our time with, our most precious possession must be a blessing.
Do you have a particular friend that steers you in a direction that is not healthy? Is it time for a change?