I recently read in an article that the older you get, the less friends you will have. In the past few days, two long term friendships have ended and there is no remorse.
Each one of those relationships had evolved into something unrecognizable. Where there was once love, respect and mutual appreciation, it was replaced with distance, hostility and loss of support. I have my suspicions of what really brought this on – jealousy, envy, personal problems – but I’m not going to give it any energy.
Today’s thoughts are about not feeling guilty when relationships have run their course. I still have a hard time listening to that inner voice that tells me to let certain people go. Just because someone calls you their best friend, doesn’t mean they are yours.
When a friendship appears to have run its course, let it go. People evolve all the time and time waits for no one. Arguments will happen, friendships will end but don’t you let it make you feel guilty.
My point is, value yourself. Embrace your evolution and that it will not include some people. And to the now ex-friend who told me I don’t know how to be a friend; no sweetheart, I just couldn’t meet your demands for the type of friendship you required. And you know what, that’s ok because life goes on and there are some amazing people in my life and I meet new people everyday.
Tuesday Thought: Love yourself. Forgive your faults. And don’t hesitate to clean your friendship house when you need to.
~ Mara Floyd
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