Dear Dr. Locker: How can I get my best friend back when she acts distant?
Answer from Dr. Locker
Talk to your friend to find out why she has been distant. Perhaps she's just busy with work and her relationship, and doesn't have time for any of her friends anymore. Or maybe because you don't like the man she's seeing, she finds it easier not to see you. Hopefully she will be honest with you when you talk about it. If she has a reason for wanting time apart, then simply tell her that you hope that some time in the future you can resume your friendship - then back off for a few months. Sometimes best friends just need a break from each other, and eventually they get back together. On the other hand, sometimes friends (of any age) grow apart so far that they will never be friends again. If that's the case, while it may be hard to get over her, and to find another friend, you really need to. But, before you jump to any conclusions, call her to talk it out. Good luck, and let me know what happens.
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