I feel like I don’t know how to interact with my non-wealthy friends anymore, and it makes me feel sad.
I hear you. Well, first comes first, you can talk to true friends. They will listen and you can be open and you can share what you’re going through. So if you’re feeling that way, they’re probably feeling that way too, and it’s better to discuss it and go through it and figure it out together. And, quite frankly, it’s okay for different people to have different phases of life at different times. I know it feels hard when there’s that disconnect from someone you’ve always felt close to, but it’s important to realize that life kind of goes in cycles and have ups and downs, and that that’s okay and that’s normal.
As long as you’re willing to talk about it, then you can actually work through it and get through it together and figure out what is gonna be the new middle ground for your relationship. It’s like if you have a friend who has kids and you don’t have kids, all of the sudden you’re in different phases of life or you have different lifestyles that can make things difficult. But, if you know that this friendship means enough to you to really work at it, then you can figure out a middle ground of how you can really prioritize each other in your lives.
So in sum:
1. You can talk to true friends
2. It’s okay to have different lifestyles and be in different phases of life
3. Figure out a way to find that middle ground together.