Why don’t I have a “girl squad?”

Disclaimer: This post is in reference to friendships I’ve had in real life as opposed to online friendships. I have some lovely friends in the blogging community, but it’s time to switch off and talk about offline life.

I’d like to begin by saying I have no idea where I want this post to take me. It’s been a topic on my mind for the longest time now and I’ve debated talking about it due to not even understanding my own thoughts and emotions. This topic has made me laugh and made me cry, and it really hits home sometimes. I want to talk about what (the f***) happened to my “girl squad” and why I feel somewhat to blame.

I’m writing this post to really attempt to get things off of my chest. Most importantly, it’s to let you know that you are not alone if you too feel like this. I’m not a sympathy seeker, just a storyteller with some experience behind me. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Friends sitting under a tree talking

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Growing up, I always remember having a solid group of friends. I was never part of the “popular” group because I don’t think this really existed in my school. There was a true mix of friendships. However, I did have friends from the same sort of group for years and years. Despite growing up and changing from the ages of 11 to 18, we were always at least acquaintances with each other. I still talk to a few nowadays about what we’re “getting up to these days?” and “remember this funny moment?” *insert photo/video that brings back shocking waves of nostalgia and a yearn for simpler times*

School life was saturated with smiles, belly laughs and pinky promises. Eventually, that turned into drunken nights out, late-night walks and work shifts together after we’d put the pen down on our final exams. Looking back, the friendships I formed aged 14 and then aged 18, were the most significant for me. However, these friendships post-education were so different. So I guess my speel is more aimed towards that life change.

Genuinely, I did not think finishing school would affect my friendships that much, but boy was I wrong. Within 6 months of leaving school, I’d whittled my group down from maybe around 10 people I socialised with, to 1. It was heartbreaking to sit and think that it wouldn’t be the same if I were to message or call them. Our walks would now be awkward with little to talk about. Yet, it all felt confusing and almost accidental?

We didn’t fall out or have an argument, so what went wrong?

Did I say something to upset them and not realise?

Did 1 or both of us simply stop making the effort?

Why does rekindling the friendship not feel like the right thing to do?

These are questions that invade my thoughts on the regular. The reason for this being I feel so bloody lonely sometimes! I’m sure I’m more of an introvert and definitely enjoy my own space, but I have a non-existent social life and it’s so saddening at times. Without an online community to turn to, I don’t know what I would do.

I understand I’m sounding like a Negative Nelly here, but I just wish I had that friend who I could visit after work, go shopping with at the weekend and ask to be my Maid of Honour one day. (Honestly, I will have no bridal party at this rate). Making friendships once you leave the routine of education is really hard and something I wish I had been more prepared for. I have 3 friends from my old job that I still speak to and plan to meet up with soon, we just sadly all live quite far from each other and so meeting up together is difficult.

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Is there something wrong with me?

I do feel eternally grateful for what I do have; my mum who is my best friend, my boyfriend that is my soul mate, online friends I know that are there for me and a handful of people that still check-in. I’m alone, but I’m not alone if that makes any sense? I hope I’m not coming across badly, but I think this feeling is quite common. Instagram is riddled with girl squads and physical friendships and it’s understandably difficult to not feel left out.

Comfort is gained in knowing that my old best friends and I didn’t argue to the end, we literally just stopped speaking. It was nature taking its course because what is meant to be will be. We took different paths and our pace at life didn’t match anymore.

What I’m trying to say is I don’t have those 1 or 2 people I can visit around the corner who are more like family than friends. Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have 1 or 2 genuine friends than a large group that is disingenuous. Unfortunately, I do doubt and critique myself and wonder what I’m doing wrong. Where are my girl’s trips to Ibiza? Why don’t I have tapas nights? Why do I feel like the stray sock that gets lost in the wash?

Despite this, I’m determined to come to terms with the fact that not having a girl squad is perfectly okay. Societal pressures do not help, but I’m not going to let this eat away at me like the last slice of pizza. I can’t shame myself for not being a massive people person or eager to join clubs and groups. I hope in years to come, I meet more likeminded people that I can look at and say; “you’re a bit of me”.

“Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget” – G.Randolf

Thank you if you read my rambling to the end, I really appreciate it. Having an online community is something that will forever amaze me. So thank you to those that have made my days feel less lonely with kind words or just a simple “have a good day!”. If you relate to any of this post, I’d love to open up a discussion in the comments. My blog is a safe space where we can all be friends.

Until next time,

Emily x

 

 

 

71 thoughts on “Why don’t I have a “girl squad?”

  1. Millie says:

    Don’t think I have ever clicked on a blog post so fast when I saw the title nor related to one so much (but you know this already). I honestly don’t have much to say because this post is as of you’ve spoken for me. It’s really sad that we can’t be around the corner and go do those things but I do hope that once lockdown is over we can do a lot more. (Maybe we can even go on a trip) but for now I’m very grateful to be able to pop up whenever to you and have a chat 🙂

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I’m so grateful too Millie!! In the best way possible it’s nice to know I’m not alone, but like you said when lockdown is over we’ll have much more opportunity! Thank you for reading 🙂 x

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  2. Paris says:

    This resonated with me so much, Emily! School and even uni friends all seemed to disperse to live in different cities and countries too, which is a reunion that takes months to plan, if we even manage it!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Adulting definitely feels like it gets harder by the day sometimes! Thank you for taking the time to read, Paris 🙂

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  3. Hannah says:

    This, this, this, this! I’m literally in the exact same position as you, and sometimes it really gets to me when I realise how small my bridal party is going to be when I’m at that stage of my life. It’s so hard to get out and make new friends when you leave school and something that no one really prepares you for. This is such a great post xx
    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for reading Hannah, in a way it’s sad so many can relate – but it just goes to show how common and normal it is! We’re all in this boat together and will help each other through. Take care xx

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  4. Rachel says:

    A really interesting read! I do honestly think that you can make close friends at any age though – some people I’ve met in the last few years are really solid pals – just depends if you click. So who knows what the future may hold! R x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Oh absolutely! I’m finding my footing I think but like you said who knows what the future holds ☺ thanks for reading!x

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  5. Natasha Evans says:

    This resonated with me so much! Since leaving school my close friends have been whittled down from 10 to about 2! I have others who I’ll see occasionally but we don’t really keep in contact much and I wouldn’t class some of them as friends and more acquaintances. Even at uni, I would say I haven’t really made any good friends/any at all. Don’t get me wrong, I have my family, boyfriend and a couple of friends who I appreciate but I’ve definitely lost the big “girl squad” I had in school. It’s funny how much things and people can change in such a short space of time! This post was so helpful in making me feel like it’s not just me. Thank you for posting!

    Tash – http://www.agirlwithview.co.uk

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for reading Natasha and for your sharing your thoughts. It’s scary how similar a lot of our experiences are, but it’s definitely nice to know we’re not on our own.

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  6. Charlotte says:

    I can really relate to this post, Emily. However, I also think TV and film glorifies ‘girl squads’. From my experience, although they are portrayed as solid units – see Sex and The City – quite often, they also come with jealousy and unnecessary drama. At school I had a group of girl friends and they all went on a classic girls drinking holiday together. I chose not to go and when they got back, there was a clear divide and it turns out they could hardly agree on what they wanted to do during the holiday.
    I understand how you feel about wanting a small circle of friends to meet with coffee etc. Since moving away from Newcastle, I’ve really missed having friends around me. All my friends are spread out across the UK, in France and in Japan. The connections I’ve made with our online group of friends mean so much to me and you’re right, it’s a shame we can’t meet more often.
    I think it’s normal for friendships to phase in and out. We make certain friends at different points in our lives. School friends, work friends, ‘mummy and me class’ friends, friends who are parents of our children’s friends, retirement friends. Those who are right for us will stick around no matter the distance or the circumstance. Sorry for the long comment. I hope this helps you to feel validated because your post certainly helped me to feel less alone in how I feel. Sending lots of love xxx

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      All I can say is thank you so much for your comment Charlotte (I love a good long comment)! You have such a lovely and refreshing viewpoint towards the topic that I do think is really important. I definitely agree that friends come and go for a reason and there is so much of my life yet to come where I’ll make particular friends. It’s interesting what you say about TV and film, I hadn’t recognised that. I certainly feel more validated, so many people have said they’ve experienced the same thing. Thank goodness for internet friends! Lots of love to you too xx

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  7. Lauren says:

    I relate to so much of this!! I’ve always been fond of meeting people online, some of my best friends have been made on Twitter and Instagram! Thank you so much for sharing ❤

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Same here, the online community has undoubtedly made a huge difference! Thank you for reading it’s really appreciated ☺x

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  8. Ffion Cumberpatch says:

    I’ve got a blog squad that meets every month to plan blog content but in terms of friends from school, uni or anything else I have 1 friend I call my best friend that I met through my husband. Wouldnt have it any other way!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I’m glad you have that one special friend, it must be a great bond! A blog squad sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for reading!

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  9. Paige Eades says:

    This is a post that I can relate to on a whole new level. Like you said; I’ve always been someone with loads of friends and a big group and slowly over the years it has just dwindled which I guess it natural. When I started university this year; it was one of the loneliest I have ever felt – my best friend and I of 7ish years who lives very close to me just drifted apart really suddenly and with all the new and scary things; not having that friendship support was so heartbreaking. Again; like you – my boyfriend is my rock and I’m so glad I have him. I still have my other best friend (now solo); but as she lives and goes to University far away it isn’t the same as having someone close that I can go and see whenever. It’s great when she comes home though. I miss having a ‘girl squad’ and those endless nights chatting, and hours of giggles and am not sure what went wrong. I see another comment above that said those who stick around are the ones we should keep close; and I agree. Although it’s hard it’s sometimes just best to admit that these people that have left your life weren’t meant to be for the long run. I’ve loved the online community since relaunching my blog; and hope to make more connections and friends. It’s lovely to see your morning tweets each day and chat on Twitter as well – I never thought that having a little online community would mean so much but it really does; especially over lockdown!

    This was such a great post Emily, I loved reading it x

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I’m really sorry to hear about your long term friendship drifting apart, it can be a really upsetting time. Distance seems to put a lot in the way of friendships, but as long as you know they’re always there and effort is made, a solid friendship can withstand anything! I completely agree, there are some friendships I would rekindle in a heartbeat, but some ended for a reason and aren’t worth going back to. That’s lovely of you to say, I’m really glad you relaunched and that we chat almost daily, haha! So despite many of us not having physical friends within reaching distance, at least we’re lucky to have a lovely virtual bunch to turn to. A lot of you guys make my days 100 x better! Thank you so much for reading, lots of love xx

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      That’s a very good point! It’s best to surround yourself with the best people for you. Thanks for reading!

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  10. Claire says:

    Beautifully honest and thought provoking post Emily. Friendships are hard, I have many that have just fallen away, particularly college friends, the group sadly are all together bar 3 of us which is hard to swallow as it was obviously a choice to not be in touch with us anymore.

    I will say though, that some of my closet friends have been people I met online in one form or another.

    Let me say there is absolutely nothing wrong with you at all, I am sure you are a wonderful person who just hasn’t the best people to enrich your life. They will come, I absolutely promise you x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      This was a really lovely comment to read Claire, so thank you. It seems finishing education rocks the friendship boat quite a bit. I believe they will come along too, everything happens for a reason x

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  11. Deandra says:

    I can somewhat relate. I do have my own solid group of friends that I’ve known since I was five, but as you go into college, you kind of start doing your own things a bit and making new friends as well. They all went out of the city or out of state for college. I went to a college in our hometown. They made college friends, but I was I didn’t really make any friends. I made acquaintances from being in groups, and if we saw eachother then we’d wave and stuff and maybe make plans to hang, but it won’t happen. Also, if I didn’t have my solid group, then I wouldn’t have anyone at all. They have other people they can hang out with, but I have no one. I won’t lie. I love them, but sometimes I wish I did have a separate group of friends that related to where I am in life now when it comes to blogging.

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you for sharing your story Deandra, it’s always interesting in hearing about people’s experiences with their friendships over the years. I am glad you still have a group of friends but I do see where you’re coming from in regards to that last point. The online community will always welcome you with open arms!!

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  12. The Queensights says:

    I somehow relate to this, but only that I feel like I do not have a solid squad. The one that’s kind of a support system. And as I age, I realized I am not everyone’s favorite friend. Like, they can be friends with me, but definitely not a priority. It’s okay, though. I’m so used to it 🙂 Thanks for this, Emily.

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you for sharing your story and I am sorry to hear you feel that way. I am sure your friends appreciate you for who you are! Thanks for reading x

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  13. Alice Myles says:

    I relate to this so much!l so thank you for sharing your thoughts! I tend to always find that everybody that I’m friends with is better friends with someone else and that’s been the hardest thing to come to terms with in my friendships but I think no matter how close you are with people you need to invest because you never know what the future will hold for you and that casual friendship that you had could grow stronger and the strongest friendships can still break!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I couldn’t agree more! I was so shocked when my “best” friendships just faded apart, they were the least expected ones. Thank you for sharing your story Alice and for reading this post it’s really appreciated!xx

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  14. Holly says:

    I don’t really have a girl squad either! I only chat to a couple of people I went to school with now and, although I have a few good friends I made through blogging, I don’t see them very often! xx

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  15. Gemma Jayne says:

    This is such a REAL and true post! I think as we are growing and evolving friendships do drift and change and that is natural! I personally don’t have one girl group I just have scattered friendships (friends from different situations) but there is not ONE set group! I don’t mind though, I have made great friendships and hope to continue to through blogging and social media etc 😊 lovely post xx

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you Gemma I wanted to be as real and raw as possible!! I think the idea of scattered friendships is just as great as a group!xx

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  16. emilygabriellax says:

    It’s always nice to have a variety of friendships and how lovely that you had a chance to see all your friends together! Thank you so much for your comment x

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  17. Shuana Yap says:

    I thought I was the only one who feels this way, clicked on the post immediately after seeing the title. Especially after moving to NYC where my friends are 9k miles away and it’s so hard to make friends here, I do wonder whether something’s wrong with me 😦 Nevertheless, like you, I have my mom and my boyfriend. And hopefully one day, I’ll be able to meet a great friend in NYC! Thank you for sharing this post, it’s so meaningful (:

    Shuana
    howivebeen.com

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      An overwhelming amout of people are in the same boat so at least we all know how one another feels! 9k is a very long way! I am sure nothing is wrong with you, and that’s just from a stranger on the internet ☺ fingers crossed NYC finds you a great friend. Thank you so much for reading x

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  18. Sarah Dickinson says:

    Yeah i think tv’s part of the problen that we’ll meet our friends for life at school or we’ll grow up together, be bffs, see each other through life, be each other’s maids of honours & have our own children which will have the same life we did….
    Yeah, it’s not like that! I am no longer friends with anyone who I went to uni with & my best friends hve known me since I was at school & college.
    I’ve always thought you don’t need a whole room full of people, just a select few who will always be there for you. Least that’s what I think anyway!
    Like you, blogging has brought many wonderful people into my life which I’m eternally grateful for 😍 They really are the best!
    So please know you’re not alone in how you feel & it is never ever you. 💫🌟💛

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      It’s not like that at all, you’re right! And I wish there was more preparation for that. I agree that less is more sometimes with friendships. Blogging has been a great distraction! Thank you so much for your comment x

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  19. Jenny in Neverland says:

    I relate to this so much. Although at school I had a pretty solid group and into college too. But after college, when everyone else went to Uni and I developed my anxiety disorder, all my friendships just fizzled out and all through my 20’s I never had a girl squad and it really does break my heart sometimes. Having online friends and connections is amazing though and some friendships you make online are so special.

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      It’s scary how similar a lot of our experiences are, when all this time we may have thought it was just us – it wasn’t at all! Thank you for sharing your story, at least the online community saves the day!X

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  20. Lamara Travels says:

    It’s clear that lots of people are feeling the exact same reading the comments. I’m also in the same situation as you. Because I work abroad or in residential environments I’m constantly moving around and since lockdown have realised that I don’t have any friends close to my home. Like you I don’t have that person I can go shopping with or hang out with after work, I’ve just grew accustomed to having my friends at work and not at home. It’s a real annoying situation that I hope will get better soon. I think it’s just a lifestyle thing over something being wrong with us!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      I think your last point is a really significant one to emphasise, that’s is due to lifestyle and not much else. It sounds interesting that you travel all over for work, I understand why friendships may be harder on that front. But I am sure things will work out one day when they are meant to. Thank you for reading!

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  21. Roni says:

    I knew this would be a relatable post as soon as I saw the title. When I left sixth form I decided to take a gap year. In that time my ‘girl squad’ all moved away to uni and developed their own group of friends. When I eventually started uni last year I actually ended up getting along more with guys than girls. Which is fine and I love my ‘guy squad’ but I do wish I had a group of girls to have movie nights, shopping trips, spa weekends, and cocktail evenings with.

    Roni💖
    http://www.myelevatedexistence.com

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      A guy squad sounds great! But I do exactly see what you’re coming from. I am sure we’ll all find the right friendship group for us when it’s the right time! Thank you for reading and commenting x

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  22. Tarryn Leigh says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this & I am sorry you feel this way.

    As we grow older we grow out of people too, your highschool friends served a purpose in your life and this purpose has been fulfilled. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t reach out to them once in a while but basically the universe has said they are longer needed for your journey.

    Relationships for you will blossom naturally, but they do require some effort to maintain and once we can get back to some sort of normality then I recommend finding some hobbies and there you will find likeminded people.

    There is nothing wrong with you, you are not being a negative nelly. You are allowed to be selective with your energy and who you allow into your bubble.

    Keep your head up x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Tarryn (you have a lovely name too!). I really like what you say in regards to a friendship’s purpose has been fulfilled and that the universe said they aren’t needed for my journey. I’m doing my best to view the situation in a different light and that’s definitely helped. X

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  23. Nons Mshengu says:

    This was such a relatable read. I’ve never had a girl squad just a bunch of different friends in different friend groups. It was harder when growing up but now I just realize how much less drama I had in my life, lol.

    I also think that high school friends aren’t necessarily your friends for life, everything happens for a reason and as you grow and evolve you will attract other people and relationships that will serve you better !

    Great post !

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Less drama, absolutely! I do completely agree that everything happens for a reason; that’s my life motto! It may be saddening at times, but the universe has a plan for us all I suppose! Thank you for reading 🙂 X

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  24. Amy says:

    Wonderful post and I found this really relatable! I found that a few months after moving away for university, many of my closest friendships fizzled and it was really tough to get my head around. You’re certainly not being negative – I think more people feel this way than we realise! Thank you for sharing such a personal topic x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for reading Amy, I definitely feel less alone after publishing this post! So many of us are in the same boat x

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  25. em wells says:

    This post really spoke to me. I don’t fit in very easily – I typically keep myself to myself and that can be hard when people are off having fun without me. Today, I found out a few of my friends had gone out without me and have merged with another friendship group. People can be mean, it is hard to find loyal friends sometimes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, It is nice to know a little more about you
    Em | http://www.loveemblog.com

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you for sharing more about your story Em and I’m sorry to hear about your friends. Genuine friends would never make someone feel left out, it’s a horrible feeling. Thank you for reading x

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  26. Fashion and Frappes says:

    Oh wow. I related to this so so much. Your introspection really helped me as well since I don’t think I did it in my case – its just not in amy nature and I think its actually really helpful. I kind of just shrugged it off and chalked it down to change of circumstances but yes, keep wondering sometimes what happened or if some of those friends have a completely different version of events.

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, I’m really glad it’s helped people to know that they are definitely not alone. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response with people sharing their stories. Your last point is such a good one! Lots of love x

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  27. Hannah says:

    Wow I can relate to this so much. And I am 30. But I still feel like the awkward teenager/woman in my early 20s. I had groups of friends but they also changed partially because I moved when I was 11, and I was bullied a lot. Especially in middle and high school. I always had boyfriends but there was so much drama with friend groups that I had that I was the ostracized one. So my senior year in high school, I didn’t even go to any senior events except for prom with my ex at the time (I didn’t go to the senior trip to Disneyland, or the senior picnic to the local water park, or to the sober grad night at the bowling alley).

    I made a lot more friends in community college and university, so my social life opened up a bit, but they kinda drifted away. The only one I am close to is my now-husband. So I met the first year of community college.

    I now have a small group of friends I keep up with but I will never be the extroverted, life of the party type. A lot of my friends don’t get married, so I do feel sad about not getting invited to weddings and being in photos with a bunch of girls, or going on girls trips and whatever.

    I am also acquaintances with my coworkers but not close friends with them. And it makes me so sad that they are all close with each other and not me. I am always thinking something is wrong with me (that’s what happens when you get bullied). But my husband is super-introverted, and has a small group of friends, and has taught me that you don’t need to be surrounded by thousands of friends to be happy. I think there’s a lot more pressure for women to be more social and have more friends though.

    Sorry this was a long-winded post about my life story, just thought you could relate!

    Hannah
    http://hannahonhorizon.com

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your story Hannah, I think it offers more chance for other people in the comments to feel less alone too. I am truly sorry to hear you were bullied and mistreated by your “friends”, I can’t imagine how that would have made you feel. The extroverted lifestyle isn’t for everyone and that is completely okay. I’m glad you have the support of your husband and a small group of friends. Take care!xX

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  28. Malaga Mama says:

    This really struck a chord with me. And you’re definitely not alone in this, as all the comments on here prove! I moved to a different country after finishing uni and I’ve found it really hard to make new friends and keep in touch with old ones at times. It probably doesn’t help that I now work from home.

    I’ve come to think of most friendships as something seasonal. When circumstances change and people move around, you see which ones really mattered. And along the way, new people will come in and out of your life too. Having said that, I definitely find it more difficult to make new friends as an adult!

    I’m glad you’ve found lots of friends in the online world 🙂

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for reading, it definitely seems like friendships come and go for a reason, but like you said finding likeminded friends when you’re older is hard! Moving to a different country is a huge thing though, I’m sure you’ll make friends!

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  29. Charlotte says:

    You are definitely not alone, I also have felt like this at times since leaving school. I don’t think social media helps, for me it can often feel like everyone has a massive friendship group apart from me, which of course isn’t always the case. I’ve been reminding myself that it’s better to have a few great friends than loads of not-so-great friends., Sending love xxx
    – Charlotte / charlottesspace.com

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Social media is definitely not helpful, especially when not everything is as it seems. I completely agree with you there Charlotte, thanks so much for reading xxx

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  30. Kelly says:

    I 100% relate to this! After school I drifted apart from all of my friends, we never fought we just simply stopped talking. During college, I had a small group of friends, but then last year one of my friends and I had a small disagreement, we didn’t argue or anything but afterwards she just completely ignored me. She got engaged and didn’t invite me to her engagement party, I have done nothing wrong. After this my other friend in the group drifted away from me. I always think about my wedding day and how I won’t have any friends to go on a hen party or even invite to the wedding! I have an amazing boyfriend but I feel like I’m missing out on friendships. I’m in the exact same position as you, and it’s so lonely without actually being alone. Thanks for sharing x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your story Kelly, in one way it’s nice to know we’re not alone, but sad to hear about the experiences people have had. It sounds like your friend that got engaged isn’t a true friend at all and it was probably the universe’s way of telling you that. Wishing you all the best for finding meaningul friendships in the future, lots of love and thanks for reading!x

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  31. Angel says:

    Honestly feel like you’ve read my mind with my post. The transition from school and seeing the same people everyday to entering the world of work and not seeing those people again and then losing them is weird. It’s definitely not talked about enough. It’s a new sense of loneliness that I feel like a lot of people didn’t expect to experience. You don’t really think about it until you go to talk to the person you used to be super close with and then realising you haven’t talked to them in a few years. Thanks for sharing!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for reading. I’m glad it’s a post that seems to have made people feel less alone, it’s sad but nice to know we’re not the only ones in this boat. I do wish there was more preparation for this time in life.

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