I do believe there are seasons of friends, people come and go in our lives and sometimes they are only there for a short season. Other friends go back as far as childhood and know you in a way no other person can possibly explain. I love the friends that you see once a year, but you are connected through life experiences and so when the conversation picks up, it just carries on like you saw each other last week. There are no excuses for not seeing each other or for lack of corresponding - it is accepted and expected!
The friends you may want to edit from your life are the ones that really do not deserve to hold that position. They can suck the life out of you, create a co-dependence and slowly you lose your identity by how much time you spend investing into their lives. They never give back, they hardly hear what you have to say or ask about your life; they just talk and talk about THEMSELVES!. So start thinking about your circle of friends, how many can you realistically balance in your life and have a meaning relationship with?. Greater value comes from having two or three close friends that are always there, especially if the wheels of your life start to fall off. Women especially need other women in their lives. They are the support system needed when life gets tough. We understand without words, we can wipe away tears and we will not pass judgement. Make sure your inner circle contains some close women friends, if you are female, because they are able to keep life real for you! I have also known some men that rely on female opinions to add that fresh perspective when they have lost their filters for understanding. Husbands will usually ask their wives for their input and the answers they hear may change the direction of an action.
There are people in our lives that can destroy our self-worth, and make it their mission to pass criticism and negative comments - those people should not be in your inner circle.
I want you to think about your close friends, what they mean to you and why you have invested in their lives and think about why they have invested in you. Are you a good friend? If so, make sure you tell the people you value that you really do care about them and not just in an email.
So do some editing..... create a closer bond with a group that will stretch you, love you and change you! Best editing you will do this year.