DEAR ABBY

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fun things to­gether. I feel hurt that he hasn’t checked in with me, but I feel like my friend­ship should be val­ued and that friend­ships should be a two-way street.

Am I be­ing child­ish? Is it too late to reach out? It’s been six months with no con­tact.

I thought I showed him how much I cared about our friend­ship. It would

The fact you no longer work to­gether may have some­thing to do with his si­lence — out of sight, out of mind. Were you re­ally the one who ini­ti­ated the fish­ing trips and vis­its to his fam­ily’s ranch? If not, it seems to me that he was do­ing his part in main­tain­ing the friend­ship.

It’s pos­si­ble he may have met some­one and be in­volved in a ro­mance, or just busy. If you were the heavy lifter in your re­la­tion­ship, you should not ex­pect him to change. I think it’s time YOU reached out and checked in.

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