Friendship cannot survive on memories alone. To keep it alive, we must nurture the relationship, share experiences and make new memories otherwise we will drift apart and move on eventually.
When I lose touch with a friend (not the Facebook definition, please), we basically revert to being acquaintances. The process is gradual but automatic, and it doesn’t matter if we still use the term ‘friends’ to describe our relationship.
This natural regression comes from not communicating and, by extension, not knowing first-hand what’s going on each other’s lives.
Social media updates don’t count, texting and calls do. Communication between close friends should be personal and deliberate.
So if your ‘close’ friend who also lives on this planet requires a crash course on your life every few months, the joke is on you. You’re not close friends.
File under ‘Used To Be’.