In a platonic male-female friendship, do you think women put more effort into staying connected?

CassaBlanca
He's been my friend for 6 years. We've called each other best friend, I believed it with all my heart. We've seen each other through some real tough times.

No, there is no romance brewing. It never will. We agreed that we see each other as siblings.

We finished college and have moved to different states. Lately, over the 3 past months, he's being growing more and more distant. We used to speak several times a day and now I'm lucky if he replies once a week and that's rare.

I was worried to begin with. I understand the dynamics of our friendship will change when either of us get into a serious relationship. He is not suddenly in a relationship.

He just won't speak to me about anything. I've gone from being seriously worried the first few times. I really thought he was dead in a ditch when I didn't hear from him for 2 whole days,
to wondering if I hurt him somehow, to growing increasingly frustrated, to very hurt by his behavior.

I don't know why he's so reluctant to reply to anything. They're single monosyllabic replies. I'm trying very hard to bot be hurt but It really does feel like I'm not valued anymore.

It's like he suddenly decided he doesn't want me anymore. I thought this friendship would last for years. I believed it in my heart. We talked about how I could be aunt to his kids some day.

I don't know what to do. I feel like a big part of my life is just being ripped away from me.

Am I supposed to simply move on?

Every single friendship seems to crash and burn. I'm starting to think its me and that I shouldn't invest in people anymore. How do other people have friendships that last years? Is receiving affection from a friend really that bad for someone?
In a platonic male-female friendship, do you think women put more effort into staying connected?
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