Monday, March 21, 2016

SOL #16 Day 21

Keeping the 25 year friendship going finally became too much. When they divorced we felt pulled apart by each one. It felt as though our loyalty was threatened. Relationships were strained. Gatherings meant we had to choose which to invite. Distance occurred because it was the most comfortable place. Outings became one friend with one friend, not including the other. 
Then changing jobs meant our schedules were different, often conflicting. Time spent talking on the phone became difficult. Running in to each other seemed awkward. Even calling felt uncomfortable. 
So we quietly stopped. An empty place in life. Wondering what could have been different. All that we were is gone. 

Making new friends is a challenge. 

7 comments:

  1. Friendships can be fragile. Your post makes me feel the brittleness of this break. The sadness, the loss.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I l've had a hard time letting go.

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  2. This post makes me really sad. It's hard to say goodbye to friends who have been such a big part of our history.

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  4. I do feel your sadness. When I opened my devotional book to read with my cup of hot tea a few minutes ago, guess what the scripture was? Iron sharpens iron as one friend sharpens another. Prov. 27:17 Isn't that wild!!! :)

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  5. Yes, that is amazing. Thank you!

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