People are moving away
One practical matter that’s changing friendships is this: people are moving. People are leaving the cities at a rapid rate, to be in smaller towns, away from crowds. Many people are moving back home, with their parents. They’re doing this for financial reasons, and because they simply want to be near loved ones right now. These geographical changes make maintaining friendships rather difficult. Our country hasn’t seen young adults moving in with their parents at this rate since the Great Depression.