I have lost touch with my best friend and I’m devastated | Ask Philippa

The question I have lost touch with the person I thought was my best friend. We met at school when she came for an exchange year from her home country. For 10 years, she was the most important person in the world to me and we shared so much.

About five years ago she went to America for a job and before she left she visited me and it was wonderful. We had been struggling to keep in touch, as we started working and building our lives in our respective countries, but I never doubted her time on the other side of the world would only mean more for us to share with one another.

She wrote me one postcard from America and I kept asking her parents for her address, so I could write to her there, as her email address no longer worked. But it never came. Through social media (via her brother, as she is not active online), I see she has now married her boyfriend who followed her out to the US, and that she lives back in her home country again and has had a baby.

It hurts massively that such big…

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This article was written by Philippa Perry and originally published on www.theguardian.com