I have nothing in common with my friends anymore – should I ditch them?

DEAR DEIDRE: SINCE I left school, I’ve started to feel like Billy No Mates.

I’m not short of friends, it’s just that we don’t have much in common any more.


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I’m 19 and got a job straight from school. I work long hours and I have to be responsible.

A lot of my mates are still studying and partying hard. They are immature and annoying.

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When I do see them, we don’t have much to talk about.

Should I cull them?

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DEIDRE SAYS: Some friendships do run their course and fizzle out.

Nobody is to blame, you just grow apart. You don’t need to actively dump them, just let things drift.

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