Do you keep in touch with childhood friends?

@abkinsey (173)
United States
May 20, 2009 3:05pm CST
Do you keep in touch with childhood friends? I generally like to keep in good touch with my friends. I met my best girlfriend in the fifth grade and we still talk today. I also keep in touch with several friends from college. Of course, I do have friends from more recent years, too, but there is something nice about talking with people who have known me for a long time. It's nice to be able to not have to explain everything I talk about because they understand so much about who I am already. Also, I always feel like I can be myself and let my hair down. Some of my long-time girlfriends and my husband are the people I feel most comfortable with. What a blessing!
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22 responses
• United States
20 May 09
I havnet talked to a childhood friend in forever though id like to. But its cause ive moved a couple of times and they change there numbers or i change mine or something of the nature and just loose touch ...But i do still talk to a few people i went to high school With. So its nice to still talk to them .
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• United States
20 May 09
I still talk to some of my high school friends. I do agree that it is a blessing. There are some things that are easier to talk to them about. They have been through so much with me that I dont have to explain every little thing for it to make sense! I really didnt have many friends in college. After my freshman year and I moved off campus, I hardly talked to anyone! So I havent kept in contact with anyone from my college. But I did meet some other people during that time. I still talk to them. They are great friends as well. Good for you for keeping in contact with everyone! Sometimes it can be quite difficult when everyone gets busy building their own lives!
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@harryt123 (327)
• United States
20 May 09
I have a childhood friend that we have been best of friends since the 6th grade. I am now in my mid 20's and we are still good friends. We have known each other for quite a while and just because we have moved on with our lives, me working full-time and he is still in college we still make the time to keep in touch and go out to coffee every once in a while. It feels great knowing that our friendship hasn't deteriorated during all these years of being friends.
@sblossom (2170)
20 May 09
I feel very difficult to keep in touch with my childhood friends. Now I live in another country, the distance between me and them are so big. It's a basic reason. The main reason is our life changed a lot. My childhood friends and I live in different world. We have less common left. It's really embarrasing when we met last year in a meeting at my hometown. We were look like strangers and no common topics to continue.
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@dodo19 (31924)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 May 09
I do keep in touch with some of my childhood friends, but definitely not all of them. I guess it's probably just because there are only some that I actually want to keep in touch with. There are only a few of my childhood friends that I haven't completely lost touch of. Sometimes it's difficult to always keep in touch with, but I still try to send them the occasional e-mail, or something.
• India
20 May 09
hmm not yet..but i was in touch wid my school frndz..my childhood frndz wre not as gud as my skul frndz.. although i have joined most of my childhood frndz on my orkut account but i rarely talked to them as i dey are quite mean type persons.. initially wen i was child..i had no idea about their nature..but as soon as i knw them they are selfish rather than true frndz.. but wen i miss my old place i used to talk to them..
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@zhawee (875)
• Philippines
20 May 09
until now in 20 years me and my childhood bestfriend so very strongly and still best friend until the end of time..
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• India
21 May 09
lucky one..may u both remain together for ever.,.goid bless u..
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
21 May 09
I tried that once and my best childhood friend said that we were very different people now and she had no interest in my wishing her a Happy Birthday. I took that as an omen and now I lay low. They would have to find me. I am not that interested in getting a rejection just to wish someone a Happy Birthday - We exchange Christmas cards every year - then again - probably not this year.
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• United States
21 May 09
Hello abkinsey, I have a friend who moved to another state and we still keep in touch. We have known each other for 37 years. And still good friends. I had a best friend for 30 years and she passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2008. I miss her very much. I lost touch with all my other childhood friends.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
21 May 09
I didn't really keep in touch with any of my childhood friends until facebook came around. Now I find it much easier and much more convenient to chat with them and to know what's going on in their lives. Without facebook I don't think that I would be able to stay in touch with alot of my friends. We have such busy lives and most of us don't live in the same city anymore.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
21 May 09
No I do not keep in contact with childhood friends. I moved a lot as a child and quickly lost contact once I relocated. I did go on facebook and had many people find me that I had not talked to in many many years. But I actually had nothing to say to them and really only had them there sending me forwards, rather than actually having a relationship again so I deleted the account. I figure if I had not bothered to keep in contact, there is likely a reason. LOL
@asherem2 (257)
• Thailand
21 May 09
yes i do keep in touch with my childhood friends. they were part of my family and me theirs...and its so good to know that you got a friend to lean on we do met once a year - a kind of reunion and we still reminisce our childhood adventures together. so keep in touch..
@venmarz13 (736)
• Indonesia
21 May 09
Of course yes.I really like keep in touch with my friends especially my bestfriends.When i was in elementary school i have two close friend.My home is not far from there just is about two block from mine.Then,my parent ask me to move to other city.Then i lose contact,but someday they send me letter.Can you imagine,i was 9 years old that time.We make a deal to have same senior highschool in capital city.But we can do that.until i gradute from senior high,i try to enroll in a best university in some city.Guess what??Two of my best friend go to that city too,although we have different campus,but we still connected and hang out together.And i also keep in touch with my friend in senior high and in junior high too.Usually i send them message,call them,and also chat with them.How wonderfull friendship.
@posh80 (44)
• India
21 May 09
I am still friends with my childhood friends. I have many friends but I have two best friends whom I am still in contact. One of my friend is married with one kid, the other is not. We studied in the same school and went to the same college. Now we live in differnt places but we still contact through phones and sometimes we manage to have a get together once a year. Now we are more of a family than a friend .The saying "Old is Gold", that's what my friends are.
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
21 May 09
How happines you are.i am happy for you too.Actually i don't keep in touch many chilhood friends.Exactly i only have two keep in touch chilhood fiends.they are grow up with me.we were together go to school and play games and together go to back.in my life they always my good friend .And of course we have many topic with each other there is other ones can't insted of .
• China
21 May 09
Agree with you 100%.I keep in touch with my childhood friends,and schoolhood friends. It's really nice to talk to them,to recall the good memory.It's pretty warm ,since we know each other for such long time.
@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
21 May 09
Over the yrs I have tried to keep in close contact with some of my Childhood frienda but for the most part a lot of the time, I end up loosing contact with them and then every once in a while wonder what they are up to now these days as well. I know that it would be nice to be able to get back in touch with some of them, and I have actually thought of taking the time to try and get some of this done again as well.
@Amorti (201)
• Turkey
21 May 09
Friends are always a treasure to you. I stay in touch with some of my childhood friends; it's nice to see how they changed their lives, how they improved or faced throughout the years. It's sad to see one of them to get divorced or another one becoming bald after all, it's still making me feel good to share their good and bad times together.
• Hyderabad, India
21 May 09
Yes i do keep in touch with my childhood friends. Not everyone but the best ones.
@Putranda (129)
• Indonesia
21 May 09
Yes, I still keep in touch with my childhood, middle & high school friends. I haven't not met them again since our elementary, middle & high school graduation until I found them through -you know what- Facebook! I'm really happy although I didn't physically meet them yet, but I know for sure that we'll get on together again someday. :)