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When we are young and at school or college, we tend to make some very close friends. At the time, we believe that we will be friends for life but as we get older and move on it is all too easy to lose touch.
As a result, many people find that they go years without talking to people that were once their dearest friends and in some cases lose touch with them altogether. People move on and end up in different locations, which can make it difficult to trace your old friends if and when you decide to try get back in touch.
The good news is that there are ways in which you can do this. A lot of people turn to social media sites in order to try and locate old friends. However, you have to bear in mind that not everyone uses social media.
While a huge number of people do use these sites, there are others that have no interest in them and some that even disagree with their use because they can prove to be so addictive as well as problematic.
What else can you do?
If you have tried to locate old friends that you would like to meet up with on social media but have had no luck finding them, there is another option you can consider. Using Peoplefinders makes it easier for you to locate your old friends so you can make contact and get back in touch.
When you lose touch with people who were once very close friends, it can be very sad and you may find yourself wondering what life would have been like had you remained close friends and stayed in touch.
With valuable online tools such as this, you don't need to have regrets as you can bring your past close friends back into your life by getting in touch with greater ease.
Using these tools is very simple, which means you don't have to jump through hoops in order to track down old friends from your school and college days. In years gone by, when people lost touch for years on end they often ended up never seeing one another again.
This is a sad state of affairs when you consider how close you once were and what good friends you were. With tools such as those, you no longer have to risk not seeing your close friends again because you should have no problem locating them and getting in touch. All you need to do then is arrange a meet up so you can catch up and reminisce about the 'old days'.
Tracking down people you were once close to has never been easier thanks to the power of the internet. You no longer have to research for hours or simply give up on ever seeing them again. You can simply go online and find the details you need quickly and efficiently so you can get back in touch.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist