I have two friends. One has been my best friend since we were 11 but then I moved away after a year and we kept in touch every week. As the years went on we chat less and less but we would still sometimes say hi to each other. But recently it was my birthday and she didn't wish me happy birthday. I am deeply saddened because I know she didn't forgot, not to mention I said happy birthday to her a few months ago. Should we just stop being friends?
For what it's worth, happy belated bday from a random interwebz stranger, kiddo.
Unlike whatever impression the media might engender, this is how most relationships end over the years - going separate ways, becoming different people, spending time with new acquaintances. Given the rapid pace of changes during youth, there shouldn't be too much time to get settled. There's no need to make a fuss anent it, unless it's for the sake of holding onto one you truly wish to preserve, because that will be incredibly difficult.
You already stop being friends informally once interaction boils down to awkward glances on the sidewalk or passive greetings; and you can resume your friendship should the passion for it arise once more, from mutual interest, experiences or necessity.
If you're going to get offended over breaking some convention or another, you're within your rights; however, since your starting point honestly doesn't sound famous, you might come to regret that choice.
It should not surprise you, that some friendships prove to be disappointing. If one of your friends lets you down, don’t be too quick to dismiss the friendship. Why not try to talk out your differences and resolve them? Likely some misunderstanding has occurred. Even if that is not the case, let go of the bad feelings you have because you are hurting yourself emotionally. Ephesians 4:32
The longer you live, the more disappointments you will experience. Learning to deal with them, is valuable experience.
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