Causes of having fewer friends as I grow older
Friendships are unique relationships because unlike family relationships, we choose to enter into them. And unlike other voluntary bonds, like marriages and romantic relationships, they lack a formal structure. This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families, “friendship is the smallest cluster there” according to the researchers’ point of view. They have uncovered several causes why people lose friends as he or she grows older.
A very common cause of losing friends or mates is when they don’t have anything in common. When people don’t get anything to rely on or to chat about something which aren’t similar in between them, they can’t continue their interactions. Moreover, peoples become more precise about the kinds of friends he or she prefers. Due to behavioral change and the change of views and perception makes people more selective about their friends whether they keep them or not.Change of academic institution, working place, living place etc creates of big obstacle in friendship. People lose their friends, mates only because of the change of the place where they used to interact. However, this change gives the opportunity to meet with new friends but there is higher possibility to lose more friends rather than meeting with new ones.
With the change of time peoples personality changes, their tastes ,desires also varies which gives them a selective motive whether to keep up with old friends or getting acquainted with the new one. During young adulthood, friendships become more complex and meaningful. In childhood, friends are mostly other kids who are fun to play with; in adolescence, there’s a lot more self-disclosure and support between friends, but adolescents are still discovering their identity, and learning what it means to be intimate. Their friendships help them do that. In adulthood, as people grow up and go away, friendships are the relationships most likely to take a hit. Friendships become more complex and meaningful when a person reaches adulthood.
A prevention to resolve these causes of losing friends is to take right decision and to be in touch with older friends. Nobody wants to lose his close ones. But the reality creates the difference from our expectations. That’s why people gets fewer friends when they grows older.