Maintaining childhood friendships into adulthood is a hard task, one that Monica Murphy (Just Friends) is familiar with—aren't we all? She's here today to discuss those troublesome friendships, what goes wrong, and most importantly—was it worth it? Thanks, Monica!
Ah, friendships. They come and go throughout your life, but none seem so important, so fraught with drama, so all encompassing and wonderful and awful all at the same time, as teenage friendships. Those people you bond with in high school. The ones you spend all of your waking hours with, in class, during lunch, after school, on the weekends. Sometimes it even feels like you couldn’t live without these people surrounding you.
By the end of my senior year, I had a lot of friends. I truly believed they were major, lasting relationships that would never die. Boy was I wrong. Once we all went our separate ways (and a lot of us scattered to the wind, leaving my hometown and never coming back, including myself), it was hard to stay in contact. And after a while, those friendships eventually withered up and…yep, you guessed it.