Outgrowing Friendships

Outgrowing friendships is okay. Friendship, in fact any relationship can come to an end. I guess some friends were not meant to be friends ’til the end. And sometimes, it’s okay to let go of friends. Sometimes, it’s better that way, no matter how long it has existed. You are allowed to walk away.

It hurts me that we made so many memories together, and you walked away. Was it really that easy?. I guess nothing lasts forever. We both changed. We don’t know how to be friends again with the new version of ourselves. We don’t even have time to meet up anymore. But, it’s true when people say ‘If someone really wanted to see you, they would find the time too.’ I guess we are just not each others priority anymore. I wish I wasn’t so sad, believe me. I really do wish I had a healthy brain and a strong heart. You found a best friend in someone else. I’m happy for you. I really am. I’m just hurt that I was so easy to walk away from.

This took me a while to learn. But, it’s okay to outgrow friendships, even relationships. As you get older your circle of friends becomes smaller. You outgrow friends. And that is perfectly normal. It’s a sign of maturity and growth, you grow older you have a less tolerance for bullshit. One thing that I’ve learnt from the past few years, is that the people who really matter, will remain. Those friends and people we outgrow. It’s okay to let them go. And that doesn’t make you a bad person. It’s a part of life.

I’ve outgrown many friends in the past few years. Sometimes, outgrowing friendships, even relationships happens so naturally, you don’t even realise that it’s happening.

I’ve learnt a lot about friendship during the past few years, I’ve learnt that friendship is genuinely loving and caring about each other. It’s all about love, trust and honesty. Those friends that you don’t have to talk to every day, but when you meet up you can talk to them about anything and everything. Those are the best kinds of friendships. Those friendships are very important. Don’t EVER take those friendships for granted.

I have some pretty incredible friends who I love, care and trust very much. And I can’t thank them enough. The friendships I have now made me realise that those are the friends that will pick me up when I am at my very worst, they will look into my eyes with nothing but admiration for my strength and courage.

Mariam x

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