My best friend and I have known each other for about 16 years. A good portion of this time she has lived out of state until recently. She is going through a pretty ugly divorce for about a year now and had to move back home to get on her feet. When she first moved back I was always available to her. We were living in the same city and I was single. I had more than enough time to give to her. She wasn't working and I worked late hours so we'd go out every other night after I was done.
A couple months after she moved back I met my current boyfriend. I started to naturally spend more time with him but I still spent time hanging out with her on the weekends and sometimes random weekdays. Then I moved in with my boyfriend-so now I'm living about 30 minutes away from her. I do my best to make time for her on the weekends, but with it being the busy season at my job, and having a wedding or a barbeque to attend every weekend this summer, I've put her on the back burner a bit so I can get some of the time I need for myself to unwind.