When I was younger, my parents were landlords and as such I every couple of years I would move around the country from one pub to another, as they furthered their career.
Because of this I never made any life long friends, it wasnt until I was 17 that I started working in retail and made what I considered at the time good friends, people whom i would go out at the weekends with, go out for meals and generally do most sociable things with, people i could be myself have a laugh and enjoy their company.
As I was only young I considered these people my friends without really taking into account that they already had lifelong friends and to them I wasnt what they were to me.
As I grew older, I spent less time with them, and then as I had a family, moved to better place for my family, and again lost contact, that was until Facebook became more prominent, I now see these people's lives going on on Facebook, I try to initiate sometimes with them attempts to refreind but it seems that they are happy with their lives now, and I was an acquaintance from their past.
I usually like their photos, comments I find amusing or entertaining and always wish them a happy birthday on the day it is.
So am I expecting too much when the same isnt returned? I find it disheartening when on my Birthday, very few people do the same, that its too much effort on their part to just send a small wish.
My Birthday is coming up and I am considering removing these 'friends' from facebook I know I sound a bit pathetic, but i find it quite upsetting that people who were such a big part of my life for a good 10 years all of a sudden just can't be bothered, is it too much to expect?
I have tried a few times to attempt to arrange a night out a reunion, and while one or two show interest the rest dont even reply.
Do you all have real friends? or is what i am describing normal? I think it makes it harder to deal with because I am at an age where I regularly get nostalgic about the past, maybe I am wishing for my younger days again and just being silly?