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A Do or a Don't: Staying Friends Out of Habit

A Do or a Don't: Staying Friends Out of Habit


I’m sure most of us have friends that we’ve known forever, but it’s only natural for that friendship to change over the years. Time can make a bond stronger or turn the best of friends into total frienemies. And for some, the passing time just makes two people less compatible. There's no particular issue, but suddenly the reason you became friends in the first place no longer exists — you're friends just because you've always been friends.

Although I truly believe that there’s no such thing as having too many friends — as long as they’re not the kind that require a potential breakup — I’ve never been one to stay friends out of habit either. Do you have any friendships like this? Is staying friends out of habit worth it for the history you share or just a waste of energy?

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