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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    They got distant from me

    If you neither drink nor go to clubs to make your friends hardly contact you anymore, can you say like this?
    Or do you use other expressions? It doesn't mean "end a relationship with friends".

    *My friends got distant from me

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    Re: They got distant from me

    It's unclear if you mean you stopped going out because your friends stopped inviting you, of if you stopped going out with them because you didn't want to be around them. Who stopped contacting whom?

    You could say you've distanced yourself from them (or perhaps they've distanced themselves from you). This implies an intentional withdrawal. It doesn't mean the friendship is necessarily ended, just that one person doesn't wish to see as much of the other person for whatever reason.

    You can say you've lost contact or lost touch with a friend, but that implies it was unintentional. It also means you no long have any contact with them, possibly because you may no longer have their contact information.

    We also sometimes refer to 'drifting apart'. It means there was a gradual loss of mutual interest.
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