Are old friendships really that much richer than new ones?
August 14, 2012 8:28 PM Subscribe
Is it really so bad that I don't have friends from high school anymore?
posted by sunrisecoffee to human relations (57 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I only have one close friend left from high school. Occasionally I see others at holidays, but I only onsider one high school friend to still be a close friend a decade-ish after high school. I absolutely yearn to have a tight-knit group of girlfriends from my childhood, and I can't get over the fact that I don't. I think about this daily and it makes me so sad, even though I have great friends I've made in college and afterwards. My life is going fine in general. I make new friends easily. But I can't stop thinking about this one type of friendship I will never have.
Do most people you know seem to still have friends from childhood? Do you think there is a real difference in the quality of childhood friendships versus those formed in adulthood? I know this seems like a ridiculous complaint, but it's really important to me. If you have a group of close childhood friends: How do your newer friends compare? If you don't: Are you OK with this?