grow apart


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grow apart

 (from someone or something)
1. Lit. [for things] to separate as they grow. These trees tend to grow apart from each other as they get bigger. They need to grow apart so they won't be too crowded.
2. Fig. [for people] to separate from one another gradually. Over the years, they grew apart from each other. Ted and Sharon grew apart and saw less and less of each other.
See also: apart, grow
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Sadly, like most families, people tend to grow apart, but I raised my glass in toasting Arthur on New Year's Day for all the good times we had.
You think these friendships will go on for ever, but you move on, you spend less time together, you grow apart.
He added that he can't imagine life without his wife Nukka, but doesn't think one should get a prize for staying together a long time as people grow apart.
I think when you lead crazy lifestyles you might grow apart.
We were happy for a decade or so but after our children were born, we started to grow apart.
EMMERDALE Emily (Kate McGregor) confesses to Paul that she feels guilty for allowing Debbie and Sarah to grow apart, and Cain offers to look after the baby.
Believe me, it's more trouble than it's worth, especially as, with their ages, they will soon realise that there are others out there and will grow apart.
You might grow apart because of changes you go through, like one of you matures faster than the other.
It's always a shame when things don't work out in a marriage and people grow apart as Betsy and I have,'' investment banker Wilbur Ross said in a statement Wednesday.
I think we kind of grew apart, I mean there was a lot of love in the relationship, but we did kind of grow apart, and neither of us could really understand why but we just kind of did," she said.
If you don't update your relationship with someone, you grow apart.
Mrs Northam said there is a risk the age difference will lead the couple to grow apart.
A YOU don't say how long you've been together but sadly, many couples do simply grow apart.
It will aid your recovery if you can understand people can love and value each other at one point in time and grow apart when their needs and priorities shift.