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Ask Amy: Two besties experience ‘friendship interruptus’

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My childhood friend of 15 years and I lived together for three years as roommates.

We were amazing friends and great roommates to each other.

Two of the three years we cohabited were during the darkest days of the pandemic, so we spent a ton of time together. It was so fun.

When I met my boyfriend during the second year of living together, Childhood Friend and I saw each other less often because I was getting to know him, but she and I still saw each other and texted frequently.

About a year later, she met her boyfriend and communication became much less frequent, to the point where she often forgot that I had texted her. She used the excuse of, "I'm bad at responding, you know that" or, "I'm super busy – sorry for responding late.”

I live with my boyfriend now and she is living alone for a few months, until she and her boyfriend move in together.


I miss her a lot but don't know what to do or say because I don't want her to think I'm angry. I only want her to be happy, even if that means we aren't good friends anymore.

I don't think she'll change her texting habits for me, and she's always wanted a fun and amazing boyfriend, which she now has. I just miss her as a friend.

Any ideas?

– Losing Friendship


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