Every week in Grazia, Mary Portas listens to one reader's life dilemma and gives her honest, straight-talking advice. Today, it's your turn to help out Grazia reader Trudy, who has a problem with her oldest gang of friends: the ones from her hometown. Read her letter and let us know what you'd do in her shoes... Are her friends justified in reacting as they have? Or is it time for Trudy to admit they don't have enough in common anymore and move on to friendships new? Are you still close to the women you grew up with?
‘Have I outgrown my friends?’
When I left university a couple of years ago, I moved back home and grew closer than ever to the girls I’d been at school with. But things changed when I started commuting to work in London and focused on making new friends there, which my school friends resented. I remained close to my best friend in the group, but thought the others and I would go our separate ways when I moved to London. Now, though, I’ve had to put my plans on hold because of the recession and don’t know what to do. I know things are different, but I don’t want this tension to continue.
Trudy, 24, Hampshire
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