Do you still keep in touch with the best friend you grew up with?

Canada
March 6, 2007 4:34pm CST
I didn't but sure wish I had. I often think of making the big trip and trying to find him one day. I could just imagine the both of us over 50 years old talking about the lazy, hazy days of Summers past and all the crazy stunts we used to pull. Getting drunk for the first time. Chasing women. Going to really crazy, wild parties. Boy, there were sure some fun times back then.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
Sounds like you had a great time back then. My best friend was female. She got married, divorced, and moved on. That's why I can't find her. She changed her name each time. I've searched under the names I know, but she might have remarried. I've found some of my male friends, though. We exchanged a couple emails to catch up. It's nice to hear that they're doing well. I really wish I could find Carol, though. I hope she's doing well, too.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
I met my best friend when we were about 9years old, it is good looking back and talking about school, sometims I wonder how we did stay friends for so long as we are completely different in personality and live different lives but we are still the best of friends...it is nice
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I actually still keep in touch with a friend that has been a good friend since i was 10 years old. I am now 25 so almost 16 years. There was a little time span that we didn't talk but she found me on the internet that sneaky Ms . CSI ... LOL!!!
• United States
7 Mar 07
Yes i still keep in touch with my best friends. I have a few that I am still connected to. Although we have different lives and live in different places I try to make the time to call them once or twice a month. I love them very much and they are very supportive. I hope you talk with your friends.
@Slashher (117)
• Denmark
7 Mar 07
I kinda do, but after you move to a completely foreign country, it's hard to keep in touch. The good part about it, is when you come back during holydays or whenever you feel like it.. it's only fun :P and remebering the good ol days
@sugarlen (138)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
I have a classmate in high school and a friend during my teen years... we are still seeing each other until now... would you believe that nothing has changed throughout the years... the way we feel for each other are still the same...
• India
7 Mar 07
i only call my friend sometimes.... i used to call my friend almost everyday before...always discuss the fun times we had together...
• United States
7 Mar 07
I wish I would have kept in touch with my best friend. We met when I was 3 1/2 and she was 2 1/2. We lived in the same apartment building - me downstairs and her upstairs. We didn't have the same friends at school and I don't remember seeing her there, but I know that we always had the apartment. Then she became a teen mom and I guess that's when we grew apart. I was all about going to school and making the grades and she was about her daughter. I know I tried to make the friendship work - called her a couple times a month to see how she was doing, sent cards...did anything to keep in touch with her. I guess the final straw came when I saw how much she really didn't value our friendship. I had to find out about her 3rd pregnancy through an invite to the baby shower. I was so upset about that. We'd been friends for 18 years (this coming June it would have been 20 years) and I thought she was my best friend. I knew, or had a feeling, that she didn't exactly consider me her best friend, but I'd known her longer than any of the other people she'd become friends with and for her to tell me something as important as her pregnancy through an invite to a baby shower, that really hurt. I contemplated not going to and just writing her off, but I couldn't do that. She's the longest friend I'd ever had and that was like the last time I talked to or saw her. Her husband called to tell me when the baby was born and that was it. Haven't even seen pictures of the little girl. I still think about her from time to time, but over all, the hurt from a year and a half ago is still there. It's hard for me to get over that.
• India
7 Mar 07
Yes I am in touch with my best friend still. You should never forget your best friend. And how far may be he/she with you, you can always be in touch with your best friend with emails, phone calls and now a days community websites and all....
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
7 Mar 07
well i have a problem with this one because i grow up in alote of places every few years my family have moved to another city or country because of my father's job but i can say that since i am on my own i do have friends that i keep a very close touch with..we are talking about 16 years of friendship with a few friends
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Well I'm only 19, but I still consider my high school friends my best friends. I keep in contact with a few of them, especially my best friend as much as possible and we still hangout everytime we come back home.
@laurabeth (145)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Nope, my best friend from school and I went separate ways when I left school and I did catch up with her a few years later when we were both pregnant but she ended up screwing me over after that visit so I haven't seen or talked to her sense. I have plenty of friends who don't screw me over I don't need her drama
• Romania
7 Mar 07
of course i keep in touch with them...i had really good friends...for life i could say...when i was feeling down they were there for me..supporting me..like i supported them when they needed my help...we were there for eachother..we grew up together and now..whenever we`re apart we miss eachother...we still call eachother...we`re still best friends...eventhough time has changed...we have changed..but our friendship is still strong...even stronger then before!...good friends are for life!
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
7 Mar 07
Yes, with both of them. Thank god for email. We live very far apart but whenever I am in town I make sure I see them. It's cool to see our kids play together, and our parents like reminiscing about what we were like, 'back then'.
• United States
7 Mar 07
Yes and no. Time changes us, and all we will have in common are the old days, and then that was another time and a different maturaty. I know, I have gone that route.
• United States
7 Mar 07
since i grew up in europe during ww2 my old friends are scattered all over but i do think of them often and wish !
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Not nearly as much as I'd have liked to. We went different ways after high school and haven't seen each other much. She was in my wedding, and she eloped, so that's no biggie. I went to her baby shower. We live 500 miles apart and have our own families, so there's no real getting together plans. We do emails quite a bit though. It's good to just chat about things now and then. Nothing too serious though.
@yespriya (66)
• India
7 Mar 07
Yes I'll b in touch with my best frnds...I'm there with my frnds nearly 12years..I can remember my past memories with my frnds...
• India
7 Mar 07
yes last many years i had good contact with my earlier life friends from many part of the world and home country. i feel that it is tip to hang our love and care towards the unseen future. any how i belive that ever made friendship is good enogh to florish the life
@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I am still in touch with my best friend.We have been friends for 34 years now.She lives only a few blocks away which is great.We still go out often and now are other halfs are friends.