Find out are You Losing a Friend or Just Drifting Away?
Friendship is beautiful and friends are life. You share a special and different kind of bond with each friend. In fact you divide all of your friends into different categories like friends that you can share all your secrets with, friends who are there for you when you are in need of help, long distance friends, everyday gossip friends and so on. You keep in touch with your friends through some or the other way and you cannot imagine your life without them. [ Read: 12 Real Warning Signs Why Couples Drift Apart Over Time? ]
But in everyone’s life there comes a time when you realize that you may be losing a friend. You suddenly realize that your friend starts ignoring you and they are no more the same as they used to be. The reason why such a situation comes in your life is when a misunderstanding takes place between you two and you both are not left to gain anything from each other. The reason why friends drift away is because they no longer feel good while they are with each other. Losing is friend is tough specially when they are a very special part of your life. In the early stages also if you realize that your friendship is not going on the right track, then try to figure out the problem and fix it before things get worse. It is not just a person that you lose but a thousand more things attached to them.
Here are a few signs to recognize if you are truly losing a friend –
- They will no more answers your calls
One main sign of ignorance is that your friend stops answering to your calls and text messages. They even don’t care to call you back when you give them a missed call. [ Read: 25 ways to create More Opportunity, Adventure & Friendship with Others ]
- They won’t share their new phone numbers with you
In case you are losing a friend, then one important sign can be that your friend has changed his/her number and don’t share their new number with you because they don’t want to be in touch with you anymore.
- They are always keeping busy
Your friend starts pretending to be so busy that they cant even spare a single day in the month to spend time with you. They make excuses for being busy all the time and avoid talking to you when you insist on meeting even after a long time. [ Read: 10 Ways to Turn a Conversation into a Potential Friendship ]
- Hang out with new friends
They say they are busy when you ask them to meet but when you go in the market, you see your best friend having a great time with a new bunch of friends. They don’t feel the need of having you in their life anymore.
- They behave as a stranger with you
In the first place, your friend will ignore meeting you. And someday if you accidentally bump into them, they behave like strangers with you making the situation very awkward. [ Read: Chat Room Friendship – Pros and Cons ]
- Avoid making an eye contact
They will avoid making an eye contact, because they may feel awkward sometimes as of now you both might have become strangers whereas there was a time when you could understand each other by looking into each other’s eyes.
- They will talk about you on your back
They start talking about you on your back. And sometimes, even may spread rumors about you and leak out your secrets. They may pretend to be very kind when they are with you but they talk about you behind your back with other people. [ Read: 50 First Date Questions to Have a Great Conversation ]
- They will start lying to you
They will start lying and start hiding their secrets and personal issues from you. You no longer share those late night talks, deepest secrets, gossip etc.
- You are no longer a priority to them
There was a time when you were their first priority but now things seem to have changed. Their priorities have changed and you are no longer important to them. Your existence does not matter to them any longer. [ Read: 10 Exciting Ways To Find Missed Connection ]
- The efforts that you make for them are no longer taken into account
All the efforts that you make for your friend are no longer taken into consideration and you are being taken for granted. You friend does not care anymore about what you do, how hard you are trying to keep up your friendship with them.
Your friendship starts to suffer when you and your friend start having different priorities and mind set. It takes many years to build the perfect friendship and it takes just a few seconds to drift away. Once your friendship is broken, it becomes very difficult to get back to each other in the same way as before. [ Read: 10 Signs of Attraction in the First Conversation ]
It may be possible that the reason why you are losing your friend because you made a mistake that has hurt them. If dis is the case then you need to find out the reason behind it and try to fix the problem. It is not easy to lose a friend but when you know that you have all the efforts to fix your friendship, then all you can do is move on. Just remember that you tried hard for it and if it doesn’t come out well, then may be it is not meant to be and your friend doesn’t deserve to be with you.
Though it is very difficult and painful to part ways with a dear one but sometimes that is the best that can be done for the benefit of both.