This is a contributor post I wrote for the Portland Moms Blog. Read the entire article here.
You know those friendships, the ones you had before the kids came along, that just don’t seem to work anymore? Maybe they’re not parents yet and don’t understand how your life has changed. Or perhaps they are mothers too, but your parenting styles are WAY different. Or maybe you just don’t have the time or energy to see and speak with the old groups you used to hang out with.
No matter what the reason for some of your friendships not being what they used to, motherhood changes us. We all know it. And sometimes people just drift apart. Like when you graduated high school, finished college, moved away or got married; some friendships just didn’t last. You changed, circumstances were different and the relationship just couldn’t morph and navigate around it.
And it’s normal.
…Finish reading over at the Portland Moms Blog!
Hazel Moon says
That is so true, friends do change when you marry – – and then again when you have children. My children are all out of the next. I have friends at church, but we are not close. At times we shared exciting times with friends who now live in different States and far away places – – so our connection is by FaceBook. My husband, and my daughters are my friends – – and of course Jesus our best friend. Thank you for sharing at Tell me a Story
Oh, I should read this even though I’m far from motherhood. 🙂
Kristy as Giftie Etcetera says
It’s true! If people just accept it and play nice, we’ll all get through it.