13 year old daughter ditching her best friend for new friends
This is my first post, just joined today.
My daughter has had a best friend for 7 years now and her best friend has one other close friend who she does things with without my daughter. This never sat well with my daughter who felt left out. My daughter has newer friends that she's gotten very close with and doesn't inlcude her best friend much anymore which is upsetting to me. Never thought she'd do that. Our families are also very close and do a lot together. I've tried to help her see that not everyone is lucky enough to find a best friend like she has and I worry that if the new friends fade off my daughter will regret her choice of not including her best friend. Should I let them figure this all out themselves or intervene more? We've talked about it and my daughters take on it is that her bff does things with another girl and doesn't include her so she can have other friends also. But clearly they are both a little bothered and upset by this all but have not talked about it which is driving them further away from each other. I think I may be more upset than my daughter is about this though. Love her best friend and her family. Middle school is not fun and I am not happy with her lack of loyalty to her best friend after all these years. Am I over reacting and should I let the girls figure this out on their own?