Do you stay in touch with the friends you had in high school?

United States
May 24, 2008 5:19pm CST
I graduated in 1985 and of course we all said we would stay in touch. Well we thought we would be then of course life happens and we are to business to keep in touch. It is really sad. I named my daughter after my best friend Emily and I haven't seen her in about 8 years and she probably only lives 50 miles from me. We had a 10 year high school reunion but we haven't had one since. Luckily I found one of my friends on facebook a couple months ago and we have reconnected. Many times we spend 12 years of our life in school with people never to see them again after graduation. Do you stay in touch with friends that you had in high school???
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29 responses
• United States
30 Jun 08
Its sad but your right. I myself graduated in 2005 and out of all of my friends I only talk to 2 now.
@alouconui (120)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
mostly are still in contact. Me, in my case I'm still in contact with some of my high school freinds. As a whole batch we are not. Since mostly are out of the country and others prefer to remain silent. But there is always a way. Now we are able to contact our batch mates one by one. iT is the hard way but hopofuly we will alll be together again. We are planning evenf or a grand reunion.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
we do, even though some of them are not in our country right now. some migrated into another country while others are working here and the others are also working abroad. but aside from that, we never loose communication with each other. we communicate through friendster or through yahoo messenger
@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
26 Jun 08
It's hard to get along with high school classmates.I graduated from high school for almost 6years.Now,I still have connected with some of my classmates.It's luckily I think.
• United States
26 May 08
Yes, of course, you keep in touch well you try. Still having friends from way back when is nice, especially when you can sit back and talk about the old days
• United States
26 May 08
i don't have any friends anymore. they all left and some of them are not far but they don't like me. i had thousands of friends. this is so. ca. which is los angeles county, and it is a cruel place to grow up and a cruel place to be. a very very hard place. my best girl friends diss me. even though i found them on the net and a few wrote to me a few times or only once. most people are very very disconnected and they have their own lives and troubles. boyfriends too, theyre even worse. so yes i feel hurt and unwanted because i did reach out a lot. so it's better to meet new ppl.btw, if i were rich these ppl would suddenly show up. that goes for relatives too. bad ppl.
@marina321 (4561)
26 May 08
I never used to keep in touch with most of them but then facebook came along... and the rest is history
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
26 May 08
I do, but usually through chatting on cyberspace and through text messaging. I find it difficult to meet up with high school friends because some live far away and all of us have different schedules. In high school, everyone was free after school so it was super easy for all of us to hang out spontaneously. In college, some of us would have the same breaks while others didn't but planning wasn't that hard as well because we all went to the same school. After college, it's a different story. Some have kids, some have careers, some are out of the country. Your blessed if you can still catch up with your high school buddies.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
26 May 08
No, I didn't. I just graduated last year, but I haven't heard from any of my friends since. I really miss them.
@022807 (27)
• Philippines
25 May 08
i was born on 1985 :) yes! i think thats why i only graduated last 2001 from high school and college 2005. not sure no one tell if its the sme after 10 years!
@suz1000 (160)
25 May 08
I really dont keep in touch with anyone i knew well at scholl, most went on to college and I didnt, and now we lead such incredibly different lives, well I guess you move on and make new friends as you get older.
@Elixiress (3893)
25 May 08
I left school last year and I am still in touch with the people that I was closest to at school and still talk to a few others if I see them passing as not many people have moved away to other parts of the country yet.
@yona06 (585)
• Indonesia
25 May 08
I can't even remember my friends from high school. Well I do remember a few. I moved a lot when I was a teenager because of my father's job so it's hard for me to find long lasting friendships. But I did manage to constantly keep in touch with one of my high school friends... this is because I married him
@kassdaw (593)
• United States
25 May 08
I graduated in 05. I still talk with a few of the kids in my class. But now days, I think we have it easier to keep in touch. Before graduation we all had MySpace accounts and everyone in the class was a friend on someones. Every now and then I get on and check the students in my class, just to see how they are all doing and what is new for them.
• China
25 May 08
It is a pity to say that l did not keep in touch with the students l have in high school.Like what you have said ,we have made promises that we will stay in touch with each other no matter where we are and where we go ,but the fact is that ,we often broke the promise because of some reasons and excuses .However,it is sured that we value our friendships in our heart.
@youless (92268)
• Guangzhou, China
25 May 08
Yes, I still keep in touch with some of my high school friends as they are also my good friends. Although our lives become busier since we have our own home and child. We seldom get together to have a meal or so on. But it doesn't mean that we don't care about each other. We will sometimes send message, email or make a call to say hello. I love China
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
25 May 08
I have pretty much always stayed in touch with several people who are special to me. One of our classmates started a web page at MyFamily.com and invited a lot of our fellow classmates to join - several years' classes both before and after I graduted. It has really helped all of us to get more in touch with each ohter and see what is going on in everyone's lives.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
25 May 08
Its very difficult to stay connected with high school friends and even if on eis still connecetd with more than 5 friends around he is great as it is a very rarity for sure and i heard many peopel who remain very attached with single school friend and not more than two till now
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
25 May 08
Yup, very much so. I graduated in 1974, but is still keeping in touch with some of my high school class and batch mates. In fact, we are meeting every month...to keep in touch with each other. Our next meeting is come June 12, and the place is rotated in my classmates' houses, in fact had my turn in our house last January. Of course, majority of us are now married, and are professionals. We're planning to hold our 35th anniversary in a grand scale next year, hence the need to meet regularly. In fact, I am the President of our class, and is taking an active role in our activities....
• India
25 May 08
my experience is not different.I tried my best to keep in touch with my scool friends but the response was luke warm .I tried for some years and left it. I feel human vision is very short and one does not see or does not bother beyond what is happening around him.secondly as u grow your interests also change and there is nothing to talk about other than how do u do.the circumstances in which all live also change and unless u know every thing about the person u r talking to there can not be a fruitful discussion.another point is whether u will be of any material help to the other or only lip sympathy.if the other person wants to keep his situation secret he may be worried that if he talks to u the news will spread and there would be numerous queries and sympathisers and so he may avoid u.after all the basic principle is unless one has some material benefit from u one is not interested in the relationship