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Has anyone else lost their friends since they got a baby ?

Posted anonymously, 18th June 2020

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  • I have a super awesome best friend that has been there for me through everything and we’ve been best friends since we were 11. She is still around, catching up with me weekly if not monthly. I have friends that think its easy dragging toddlers arouns to public events so they don’t invite me out anymore… then I have mum friends that really are only your friend for your children. Everyone else bailed on me. Its good thpugh, cause you know who your real ones are!

  • I never had any friends to begin with. If anything, I made a couple thru other mothers

  • There are three types of friends… Friends for a season, friends for a reason and friends for life. My husband and I started our family when we were 22 and as a result grew apart from most of our high school friends because they were in a different stages in their lives but years later when they became parents they started to find their way back to us. We made new friends through our children’s playgroups, schools and sporting events.

  • i wouldnt say lost friends, but definitely grew apart from alot of people, We are still “friends” but not as close as we use to be, but its usually the ones that dont have kids themselves. but over the years have re kindled with some when they started having babies,

  • Yes. But others are dealing with their own stuff as well. i have found I have lost a lot of friends, when I started dating, got married, had my kids. But the great thing is some of those have come back. It hard because sometimes we look inwardly as well, when we have kids, as we can be as available as we once were and some don’t like that. If you continually try and try and try and get nothing in return, be thankful you had that friendship and move on. Maybe down the track thsoe will become friends again and be available for oyu.

  • Yes, but they come back and go and back again. Friendships can be like that as we grow and change our lives. You will meet new friends through your children and their activities too :)

  • Not sure i would say ‘lost’ but definitely had some friends drift away. Priorities change, how we spend our time changes and our topics of conversation and interests. I had a few close friends that navigated it all with me but a few that just didn’t resonate with my new life.

  • Friends come and go in different stages of life, but my experience is that there always are friends as long as you’re open for it.

  • Yes a few sngle friends dropped off the ege of the earth. But mum friends are the best. So wherever possible attend mothers group or playgroup and enjoy making new mum friends

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