Can a friendship last forever?
Friendships come in all shapes and sizes. You may share a particular bond over time with one friend. And with another, that may take more time or it may be more fleeting. Friendships can last as long as both people want them to last. Sometimes friendships last "seasons." This means that the friendship may be during a certain period of your life like high school or college. Over time, they might gain other interests that aren't like yours. You may start to see your friends growing apart a little or a lot. That's okay, though. If your friendship isn't as strong as you once felt it was, it may be time to find new friends and move on. It's a cycle, and it is important to be aware of that. It's what everyone goes through.
And some friendships may never falter. You may have the same interests your whole lives. And you may share everything with each other, too. A forever friendship is unique and is special. But it must come naturally, and the key to keeping it healthy is to communicate openly and kindly.
How do friendships break?
The truth is, some friendships can to last forever and some do not. Some friendships may take time apart due to life circumstances. For instance, you both may away to college. There may be an opportunity to rekindle your friendship. You two may see you are both in the same place and share interests again. My best friend from grade school and I grew apart when we were teens. We reconnected after college and found we have more in common than when we left off. Some friendships are that way.
Some friendships may break over a long period of time or a short period of time. Sometimes an event or disappointment may come. Sometimes this causes friendships to break. They may get mad at you or you might get mad at them. Both or one of you may agree the friendship is completely over. That is okay, too.
Friendships start through common interests, activities, and other emotional commonalities. Don't be afraid to be yourself when making friendships grow. Some friendships last and some may not. Do know that the most important thing is to be kind to one another. Respect others, and communicate openly. Then, your friendships have an advantage of lasting forever.