Friendships can end for several (weird) reasons.
Maybe because of a move.
Maybe because your relationship requires more time.
Maybe because your best friend starts something with your ex.
Maybe because of some stupid gossip incident or misunderstanding.
But what about a different financial status?
I have always put a little more into my education and was able to graduate and find a job immediately.
After a couple months, there was a significant difference noticeable in the way I spent money.
I never went shopping in expensive designer stores, but I no longer looked at price tags.
I suggested all kinds of vacation spots to go to.
I didn’t mind ordering ordering several drinks when we went to the pub.
For the first time in life, finances were no problem for me.
Neglecting the fact that I had no idea about how to build savings. Something I really do regret nowadays.
One of my friends decided to confront me on my behavior.
She told me she felt uncomfortable meeting up with me because each time we would go out to eat something.
There was always the awkward moment when the bill came.
“I don’t have that kind of money”, she said, “Why can’t we just come to my house and cook there”.
With “house”, she meant a dirty student flat.
Only once I made the mistake to enter such a building and those images will never be erased from my mind.
I did know my friend’s room was clean, but her roommates made a mess of the kitchen.
She had given up on doing all the work for them and I can’t blame her.
We had a long honest talk about it.
It ended in a lot of disappointments and an the end of the friendship.
Have you ever experienced the same? Do you think a friendship between different financial statuses is possible?