When a friend is lost to you, it is something that is very sad. Friends are awesome and friendship is a beautiful thing. Friends are there for you when no one else is, and they help you through the times in your life when you think that you are alone. In some cases, without your friends, you wouldn't make it. They are also there during the happy times, those wonderful moments when you just know that the good times are good because of the friends that you have. So, when you lose a friend, it can be a very sad time.
Everyone has had a friendship end for one reason or another. Sometimes the split is due to a fight, or sometimes it's worse, such as one person betraying the other's trust.
Other times, though, friendships end for healthy (good) reasons. Perhaps, one of your friends gets married or moves away. If that is the case, you might keep in touch with them, or the friendship might just dwindle away. Regardless of the reason, it is still a loss when your friend isn't by your side.
It is perfectly normal to miss lost friends. It is important to know that what you are feeling is exactly the right feeling (it's normal to miss lost friends). Losing a friend is like losing a loved one through death, sometimes it feels like you'll never see that friend again and you might mourn for them a little bit. It is okay to think about the memories that you have with that friend, and to reflect on the good times. Remember that friends are always in your life for a reason, and even when they aren't there any longer, you can still be grateful for the time that they were there. You can cherish the memories of the good times that you had.
However, if you become too sad over the loss of a friend, and you don't see where there can be any happiness in the loss of your friendship, it might be time to seek professional help. Even if you simply find someone to talk to who understands about friendships, you might find that you feel perfectly normal after all.
Sometimes, especially today, reuniting with lost friends is even possible. Through email and social networking sites, you might be able to reunite with friends that you thought were lost forever. If your friendships ended in a good note, or even if they didn't, this might be something that you want to explore.
Remember, too, that most of the time when a friendship slips away, it means that there is another friendship somewhere, ready and waiting to take its place. Everyone needs friends, and you might find that by reaching out to others that need friends as well, you are able to make new friends. You might not be able to replace your old friends, but you'll be able to replace the holes that they might have left in your life.
It is okay to miss your old friends, because they were an important part of your life. However it is also important to move on from old friendships and let yourself enjoy new ones that might come up. It might be hard to move on, but in the end you'll be happy that you did. New friendships are just around the corner.