Drifting Away From My FriendRelationshipsDrifting Away From My Friend<div class="ExternalClass092B3CD42F8048329FD4C3E207377CC7"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>My friend feels like I am drifting away from her. I kinda am a little bit, I don't know why though. She brought it up to me and I don't know how to talk about it with her. I think she is a good person it's just I don't really feel like being friends with her anymore. I feel like I am faking my friendship with her and I feel​ bad. I don't know what to do. I just don't know what to tell her or how to talk to her.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassAFD63881776E4084B860509ABA16AD82"><div><div class="ExternalClass092B3CD42F8048329FD4C3E207377CC7"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We can appreciate the sense of confusion and conflict you relayed regarding the friendship.  It is ok, and natural for our interests to change as we get older.  Yes, it can be difficult to move on when others want to hold on to a relationship.  Try to be empathetic and sensitive to your friends feelings as she is likely afraid of losing your friendship.  Let her know that your interests are different now, and you would like to spend time with others as well.  You could also let her know that she is a good person, yet you really would prefer not to spend so much time together anymore.  You can determine the format you think works best for you.     </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">We have a tip that might be helpful:</p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><a href="/Pages/tip-needy-friends.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-needy-friends.aspx</a><b> </b></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><font face="calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">We will be here if you would like to talk.</span></font></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sincerely,</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Larry – Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>13

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