Written by Alden Tan
- We all eventually become absent friends on some level for the simple fact that we will grow up and have our own obligations.
- But some friendships survive and thrive because we aren’t so close. It’s good distancing and the perfect amount of space.
- It’s understandable to be an absent friend, but it’s not reasonable to only show up when you need something.
- You shouldn’t immediately conclude an absent friend is a bad a friend.
- You shouldn’t lambast them and lecture them on how “everybody is busy today.”
- You definitely shouldn’t go on a tirade about how if the friendship means something, they will make time for you. That’s just annoying.
- But everything above is true. It’s up to you to make the time. You’d have no one to blame but yourself if a friendship dies completely.
- And smartphones make it way too easy to communicate today, but also makes it easy to be busy.
- If your idea of putting in effort is to only send one friendly text, then proceed to not reply after that, then you’re not really trying at all.
- The worst kind of absent friends are those who only show up so they can disagree with you angrily over some shit that somehow offended them.
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