life changing

December 6, 2006 1:30pm CST
O.K...a few months ago I started University, and with that came the painful task of moving away from my friends and family. At first it was really easy to stay in contact with all my really good friends and we spoke a vast amount on the phone or via email. However recently communication between us all is slowly breaking down...we used to speak once a day...then once every three days, now once a week...is this a normal fact of life or is it just me and an individual situation??
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12 responses
@mansha (6301)
• India
7 Dec 06
Its natural-now you have entered a phase in your life where you need to look for your own ground to stand on and reach for the sky.Old friends you will leave behind and new friends you will make.Your friends if they are true will love to meet you even after years but relationship would be more matured and different from the one you had till now.They also would have grown up as you would too.These days you concentrate on spreading your wings and do not let anyhting hold you down.This is the time when your whole life is laid out before you and you have to start to make your dreams come true.try and do things you will be proud of when after 15 years into your future you look back you can smile and brag about.
• India
7 Dec 06
hi..well it's absolutely normal.the very reason u asked this question i guess is the fact that u r very close to them...LIFE teaches many a lessons.SO this is also one... they come..they stay..and they go.. if at any point in time they turn back-they were always with u..n if they dont..they were not meant to be with u..as simple as that..try to mingle with ur new friends..cheer up and be happy tht u hd one new experience in LIFE...
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
7 Dec 06
This is normal, and bound to happen as we grow in different directions and get on with our adult lives. Now is the time to develop new friendships with the new people in your life.
• India
7 Dec 06
Its all part of life friend.Everyone will come across such situation in their life..It will be difficult for u for juz 6 months..After that u will get new friends in the university and u will no longer have such worries
@epizzahut (2079)
• China
7 Dec 06
yes it is normal,everyone will has their new friends,and don't forget their old friends is right,you can email to them ,make phone call to them.send a card when on their birthdays.simply like you said life changing,we don't nead to be worried about it.
• India
7 Dec 06
life changes budy
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
7 Dec 06
Its totally normal, you are now experiencing the circles of life, some of these friends will return to you life in a few years time. You noe have the opportunity to meet new friends and to broaden your horizons. Make good use of the opportunity!
@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
can understand what you are going through have a daughter going to university now but she has these big get togethers with her friends when she comes home for the holidays like christmas. right now think she gone to forget how to spell it mexico anyway. she'll be back just before christmas. she keeps in touch alot by e-mail its cheaper then phones.shes now got this new plan thats also a phone through the internet now so can make long distance calls anywhere in world for pennies instead of dollars. now you should be making some new friends too.good luck to you in university...
@mkup30 (494)
• United States
6 Dec 06
this is definitely normal. you will make new friends that you speak to on a regular basis. but of course never forget your old friends...stay in contact as much as u can with them, be disciplined about emailing and calling them, remember their birthdays etc.
@platypus (336)
• Italy
6 Dec 06
i think this is normal. but if they are good friends nothing bad will happen, you may come back home in 3 months time and you will be friends just like before. however , we call "friends" many people that in reality are not our friend, and with these people contacs will be more and more few and far between and in the end disappear completely. i think this is not something to be scared of, in your life you will get just a few friends, and you will keep them forever ( or at least, try to keep them!! )
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
6 Dec 06
one of the many benefits of leaving home and starting university is the experience of widening your horizens both literaly and socialy. Although it is certainly true you will lose contact with some people you knew before going away, you will make so many new contacts that it is a profitable trade
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
6 Dec 06
one of the many benefits of leaving home and starting university is the experience of widening your horizens both literaly and socialy. Although it is certainly true you will lose contact with some people you knew before going away, you will make so many new contacts that it is a profitable trade