As we go through life, we learn that friendships are perhaps some of the most important relationships that we will ever have. We love our family and our spouses, but there are times when our friends are all we have. We also learn the hard way that our circle of friends will always be changing, and even though that is painful, that is the way it is and has been for a very long time. Even the best of friends fade away at some point. Life is always changing, and rarely does it change at the same time for everyone.
The good news is that when you say goodbye to one circle of friends, you open the door for new ones. The friends we have in our lives often have lives that reflect our own. If you have a lot of single friends, and you marry and have children, you are going to find that your circle of friends will change to reflect that. You may soon find out that your single friends don’t understand your new life, and that you need to find new friends that do. You don’t have to ditch your old friends, but you will find the need to find some who are living a life much like your own.
In many ways, your circle of friend reflects who you are. If you look at your closest friends, you can tell a lot about yourself from who they are. They are usually in the same type of work position as you. That does not mean that they have the same job as you, but they may have positions that are similar to yours along a career path. They usually have the same marital status as you do, and if you have children, they probably do too. Even better, this circle of friends is like you, but also, helps you grow.