Here’s Why It’s Okay To Lose Friends!

Every friend you have lost provided you with a lesson or two.

 
Here's Why It's Okay To Lose Friends!
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The relationships in our life are not about happy endings. In fact, they are all about the journey. And sometimes, journeys end and we have to make our peace with it. Because believe it or not, it’s for your own good! In your own journey, you are going to lose a lot of friends along the way. It is almost inevitable. But do not be hard on yourself when that happens. Because it’s very normal and even healthy, in most cases! Let’s talk more about it.

Change Of Priorities

Those were the days. Yes, they were. NOW, you cannot afford to live those days. And that’s okay.
Those were the days. Yes, they were. NOW, you cannot afford to live those days. And that’s okay.

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The most obvious of all! Your priorities change as you grow up. You have no option but to be more engaged in your career and take care of only the most important things in your life. And sometimes, your friendships do not fall in that bracket. That is completely normal and very much expected. In fact, it is this choice that paves way for your future. It’s not fair. Adulthood is not fair. But it is something that you have to make peace with.

People Change, It’s That Simple

Focus on what you really want. Embrace the changes and be very very confident.
Focus on what you really want. Embrace the changes and be very very confident.

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It’s apparent and yet it’s often misunderstood. A lot of people will expect you to carry your friendships along with you in your journey of endless changes and growth. But, it’s just not how it works. People evolve and losing friends is a crucial part of that process. There’s no way to control that. Your relationships will change along with you. And sometimes, you will also outgrow your friends. You will look for something else. The friendships you have right now are just not what you want. So, you move on. Or maybe, they do. In any case, there’s no need to be downcast about it.

New Friends Bring A New Perspective

Smile and say Hi to new perspectives. I mean, new friends. But whatever!
Smile and say Hi to new perspectives. I mean, new friends. But whatever!

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Learning is the most important aspect of friendships. Even in every friendship you have lost, you learnt some or the other lesson. That’s the beauty of this cycle. Do not get worried when you lose friends, irrespective of what stage of life you are in. Every friend lost is a brilliant lesson learnt. Consider yourself one friend wiser. And you know what’s even better? Meeting new friends! A new friend means a new view of life. New friends bring new interests, new tastes, new lessons and most importantly a new perspective to your life.

You Move On From Your Past And Work On Yourself

There’s no place for the toxic past in your life right now. So, move on. People will understand.
There’s no place for the toxic past in your life right now. So, move on. People will understand.

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A lot of times, old friends keep you attached to a past that you are better off without. You are better off without such friends. So, be pleased if you lose a friend for self-preservation. You did what’s best for you. You will now be able to move on from your past and become a person you really want to be. You will have more time to work on yourself and evaluate everything in your life.

Losing friends is not an easy experience. It can break you. It can even make you question yourself. But do not fall into that conundrum. You are a wonderful person and you are one hundred percent allowed to lose friends. GO! LOSE MANY MORE! (Or don’t) Whatever works for you, my friends!