Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

August 11, 2014 5:39 PM

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Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Like most people, I've lost my share of friends. Every move was a source of culling, intentional or not. Each time I changed schools, I left friends behind. I've lost friends when we drifted away from each other, when our interests diverged, and after unrecoverable fights.

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother. Losing them was painful. Depressing. Gut-wrenching. Four years later, I'm still mourning the loss, not only of my ...

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