Why No One Really Compares To The People You Grew Up With

Thought Catalog

You can’t always stay as close as you were. There will eventually come a time when everyday texting becomes the weekly “how are you?” and a catch-up call every once in a while. But it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to share every detail of your lives like you once did. The strength of a friendship is not defined by how many texts are sent or meaningless daily details are shared or how often you physically spend time with one another.

You grow up and go your separate ways, and you meet new friends and become close with them too. They are your roommates, classmates, coworkers and neighbors. They’re great. They’re close. They don’t know you like the people you grew up with. They don’t know you like the people you tried your first beer with and spent your Saturday nights in high school with. They don’t know your embarassing, dramatic first heartbreaks, your family’s…

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