Throughout most of my life, I had this one very close friend. We used to do everything together meet on every possible occasion. However, as you could expect, we grow apart over time. Today, I am going to talk to you about a struggle we had during our teenage years.
In the eleventh grade, my friend started dating a guy. Much expectedly, she started spending much more time with him than with me. As a result, we drifted away; we spent fewer hours together and weren’t as close as we used to be. As a side note, I would add that everywhere she was, he was too, and I believe that my dislike of him reflected on my friend.
After almost four years together, they broke up. My friend, rather naively, expected everything between us to return to the way it used to be. However, what she failed to see is the distance that was built between us over this period. She looked past how much things changed, in both of our lives. We both were in completely different places than we were before.
At a certain point, I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to share with her my feelings and thoughts. At first, she was very hurt, and wouldn’t speak to me for a couple of weeks. Yet, as time went by, she saw where I was coming from, and we took a few steps back to strengthen and develop our friendship again.
I love my friend, always have and always be. However, at times we need to accept that things aren’t going to be the same, but that doesn’t mean some other beautiful bond can’t be built instead.