grow apart

grow apart
Definition: to gradually stop having a close relationship with someone because your interests and opinions are changing and you have less and less in common.

E.g.1: As they got older and developed their own interests, Karen and her sister Jane grew more and more apart.
E.g.2: Even though they had been married for 32 years, they got divorced without hate or fights. They had just grown apart.

This phrasal verb cannot be separated.

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