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30 Days of Truth Day 9: Who has drifted from my life?

This is Day 9 of the 30 Days of Truth series. (Day 1234567 | 8).

Who was someone I didn’t want to let go, but just drifted?

I don’t let many friends “drift”.  I’m the guy who remembers birthdays and sends emails and calls.  That friend who always knows what everyone’s doing and where they live?  That’s me.

Unfortunately, I can only put in so much effort.  When phone calls and emails go unanswered for months, if no effort is made in any way, if someone drops off the radar so completely that it feels deliberate, there’s not much else I can do but let them go.

I mourn these dead or dying friendships.  A call or email might revive them temporarily, but it always makes me sad to think of something that was good eroding due to the waves of time.

So, who are the people who have drifted from my life?  That list is too long.

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14 Replies to “30 Days of Truth Day 9: Who has drifted from my life?”

  1. Cri

    I’m the same. I was always the person who knew all the birthdays and kept “the group” together.
    I’m not that way anymore though. I got tired of always having to be the person to upkeep certain relationships.
    It sucks >.<

  2. muskrat

    I was like you in my 20s. Then I got a family of my own and a law firm of my own and a bunch of internet friends (all in my 30s). So, some have faded away a bit, but Facebook keeps them from going away completely. Kinda like herpes. Thanks, Facebook.

  3. Lo

    I was always okay with letting relationships drift, not sure why. (Weirdo? Yes.) My freshman year of college, I was roomed with a chick who wouldn’t let me drift anymore. I can’t imagine my life without her.

    Thank God there’s people out there that stick to us weirdos like glue, or we’d all just drift away.

  4. Sybil Law

    I don’t really mind when most people drift away.. eventually, they drift back… and then away again…
    Some people are just drifters. Hell – I’m a drifter with some people.
    However, if you’re always having to make any sort of effort to communicate with them? Yeah – I let those people go. One sided friendships suck.

  5. Poppy

    You don’t call me on my birthday, but I think that’s probably your additional birthday gift to me.

    And I feel really bad that I didn’t slather your face all over my blog for your last birthday, but honestly it didn’t feel like the right thing to do considering the life circumstances. If that makes sense. I promise you’ll get more birthday exposure this year, BFF!!!!! (heeeheeeheeeeeeheeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeeeI hadcoffeewithsugarheeeeeeeeee).

  6. Lisa

    My tendencies towards hermitude make it hard for my friends, I know. They mostly need to be like you and pull me out of my shell. I’m terrible at remembering birthdays, but I’m awesome at being there when you need me. I can let friendships drift, but I can also pick right back up where we left off and be fine.

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