Perhaps we undervalue the loss of a friend?January 15, 2015 Comments Off on Perhaps we undervalue the loss of a friend?
Everyone has probably had the experience of having a friend who doesn’t want to be as close or who wants to end the friendship altogether. As the parent of young children, I see firsthand how the friendships of young children can be especially capricious-strong and united one minute, but cold and distant the next. Yet adult friendships are often subject to the fleeting nature of friendship as well. If you think about a friendship you’ve had in which you start to notice that your friend no longer wants to be close to you, the experience was probably fraught with a mix of emotions: sadness, anger and envy, especially if you then witness your ex-friend develop a bond with someone new.