My 2 closest friends of many years are much wealthier than me. Their kids are in private school, they have huge apartments and second homes. It's never really bothered me.
But the past year, there's been such an enormous chasm between us. They've for the most part been at their country homes, only back in the city when their kids are in (full time) school, and they're loving all the family time. Meanwhile, I've been in the muck and struggling with 4 of us in a tiny apartment, kids in remote school, everyone is depressed, and there's no real end in sight. Our friendships have been reduced to the occasional text messages. It feels like they live on another planet at this point.
Not looking for advice, just venting. I'm lonely and feeling like I've lost my closest friends is making it so much worse.