those people, who do you consider your
friends? Furthermore, out of your friends, how
many of them are you actually close to? One?,
two?, or even three? And out of those friends,
how long do you think your friendship will last?
Well, right now, you’re probably thinking, that
your friendship will last forever, but however, in
reality, when we graduate, we’re most likely
going to move on.
According to Irene S. Levine’s Book titled
“Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup
with Your Best Friend”, most friendships, even
really good ones, only last for about 7 years.
Now there are many reasons regarding this.
For instance, people change, after you
graduate from high school, you won’t be
meeting up with your friend as often as you
used to, so your hobbies change, you make
new friends, and slowly, but surely, you grow
apart, and the person you used to consider
your best friend, will only be fragment of your
Another reason could be, you get into a
fight with your friend, and you let too much
time pass. Fighting with friends in school was
usually no big deal, since both of you had to
see each other everyday in school, and you’d
feel obliged to make up, since the person is,
after all, your best friend. But after you
graduate from school, you are no longer forced
to see your friend everyday, you’ll ignore him,
and avoid him, and the two of you will slowly
Another reason, they could be they’re just
flat out bad friends, and you had to seize the
opportunity to get rid of them, which is, i might
add, a smart move.
But what if you don’t want to lose these
friendships? What if you want to stay friends
with “BFF” Well, first, you gotta keep this
phrase in your mind “quality over quantity”
keep the good friends, ignore the bad ones.
Unless, you or your friend have been living
under a rock for the past decade, then you’d
probably have access to some form of social
media, be it Facebook, twitter, or even Skype.
Now, after you graduate, make sure you keep
in touch with your friend. A simple “like” on
Facebook isn’t enough. Try commenting,
tweeting, Skyping, and if you’re really eager,
calling your friend. Now, these small actions by
themselves may not amount to much, but
together, these small messages, and skype
conversations form the “big conversations” the
two of you usually have. By doing this, you’re
on the road to maintaining your precious
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