I guess I'll start with some background information... There's this group of guys I grew up with. We all attended at the same school from kindergarten until graduation as seniors in high school. A few of these guys I've been close with since we were 6 or 7 years old. They've always been like brothers to me, and even our families have become close to the point where our parents will hang out even when we're not around. We've played sports together, given speeches at each other's graduation parties and basically formed this really tight group that I've always thought was inseperable. When we split up to attend different colleges, we still communicated. We'd talk on the phone and email each other, even take our spring breaks together when we could. During xmas and summer breaks it'd be like nothing changed. However, the distance and the time apart took its toll on us and we spoke less and less. Now it seems like we'll hear from each other every 3-6 months. I guess it's just part of growing up. Since we were all together through out school we sort of became very similar. When we moved away to college we grew up and started becoming adults with different interests and futures. The pressure to conform that was ever-present in high school disappeared and we turned into different people than who we used to know. What really set this off in my head was a couple months ago when the guy who I consider my best friend called me up and we spoke for about 10 minutes catching up on the past 3-4 months. All of the sudden we ran out of things to talk about and it was just odd, because you'd think we'd have more to say to each other. When we're at home together it's just like we never even left and no time passed at all. We talk about what we've been missing in each other's lives and generally have a good time, yet I can tell that a lot has changed, just that the basis relationships themselves really haven't. I don't think that this is necessarily a bad thing. I mean I don't get sad when I think about it. I think about it as a reality of life. We grow up and become different people as adults. I know that I'm a great deal different than I was in high school and I accept that they are too. I feel like we're too connected to just not be part of each other's lives, and I doubt that will ever change. It just seems like the nature of our friendships are changing. Before, it was common interests that were keeping us together, now it seems more like it's our history is what's keeping us joined. I was just wondering if anything similar has happened to anyone else?