grow apart

phrasal verb

grew apart; grown apart; growing apart; grows apart
: to become less friendly or emotionally close as time passes : to become distant from someone
My wife and I have grown apart over the years.

Examples of grow apart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a case of life becoming really hard, Courtney dealing with health issues, and two people who have grown apart and now find themselves at a crossroads. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 Because the home is so transformative, a couple will either grow together, thereby bringing them closer, or grow apart. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 17 July 2023 And what if the place itself has been unfaithful to the memory, growing apart from the cherished ideal? Tom Robbins, Travel + Leisure, 25 June 2023 Weight of historical symbolism As the years passed by, Egypt and Iran only grew apart, with little desire to reconcile from either party. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 14 June 2023 So, it’s been really nice to see these two friends do something very real, which is grow up and grow apart a little bit. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2023 Here's your guide Mike and Doug grow apart, with Mike’s ambition clouding their relationship. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2023 Wright and Davies stayed in touch over the intervening two decades, albeit distantly, their lives having grown apart organically. Max Pilley, SPIN, 3 May 2023 The first half of season 2 sees Kate and Tully grow apart after the latter gets in a car accident with Kate's daughter Marah. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Grow apart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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