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Reasons Why We Lose Out On Friends In The Long Run

Friends are a blessing in disguise but at times we tend to lose out on those old school friends during our 20s. During our 20s, we go through a lot of confusion related to career, family, and what not. Well, we all change a little, learn a bit, grow up and there are certain things that come as consequences, i.e. losing friends. Once we enter this 20 phase, suddenly our friends start disappearing.

Compiled below are reasons why we tend to lose out on friends in the long run:

1. People change

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During this age, we go through a lot of changes, we grow out to be different that who we used to be. As you get more of a grip on yourself, we learn whole new things about our self and what kinds of people you actually want to surround yourself with, you make necessary changes. This is probably the hardest kind of  loss.

2. Priorities change

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Earlier our sole priority used to be hanging with friends and having that cheap orange candy. With time, you realize that life is basically just another name for a game called priorities. So, if you fail to balance your friendship with your priorities, you tend to lose out on friends.

3. People move

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Some of the friends shift abroad to study, they plant seeds of their future far away, thus, we lose out on them.

4. We put in too little effort

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We forget that friendships aren’t always effortless. Making friends is easy but maintaining that friendship needs efforts. When friendships start to fade away, we just let it slip because we can’t be bothered to put in an effort.

5. Relationships

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Many a times, it is love that ruins friendships. Friendships are known to fail when one party gets into an all-consuming love affair, thus friendships are forgotten. We might realize it later in life, but by then it’s evident that things would never be the same again.

6. New friends enter our lives

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In the course of life, new people enter our lives as we get going. We get so tied up with new commitments and friends that we forget the old one’s.

7. Money factor

As we grow up, the money angle comes into picture. By that time, we start earning and lead a lifestyle accordingly. Some of the friends might not adapt to that lifestyle- whether it’s frugal or extravagant. Thus, friendships turn sour.

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8. Excuses

Friends get busy with their own work and life that whenever a plan to meet up comes up, they have a new excuse every time.

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Save those friends that count the most. Let us know what you feel about losing out on friends in the comments below. Don’t forget to like and share and subscribe with us! Till then happy reading!

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