You know when friends start to drift away? It’s when they don’t care anymore. When they have invested themselves in other matters and you are not a part of. In most cases, they know that they’re doing the wrong thing but go do it anyway. Sometimes they know you don’t support it. Sometimes they turn into the worst version of a person and get eaten up with their insecurities. This is when they do the opposite of what they told you they would do. It’s not about loyalty or betreyal or the lack of communication. It’s when they change as people and they stop reaching out altogether. Pretty soon you’ll lose the ability to look them in the eye. There are times when you fight the urge to scream “I told you so” in their face. Or sometimes, all that’s shouting in your head when you look at them is “Stop! You’re making a mistake!” Your closest friend when you were one version of yourself will not be the closest friend you will have all your life. But sometimes, in the darkest of days, you miss them. But you know you can not have that same bond as before. In fact, you can never have that with them again.