After going through something difficult, it becomes really clear who is in your life to stay and who genuinely cares about your well-being. As hard as this is to swallow, unfortunately, some of the people who you thought would be there forever, may actually be nowhere to be found when you need them the most.
This isn’t an easy thing to accept. It’s not easy to wrap your head around how some of the people who you thought would be your lifelong friends could be too selfish to help you through a hard time, while some of the friends you haven’t known long at all could be there for you every step of the way, without you even having to ask.
This is the crappy part that comes with growing up. The people we thought would be around forever, end up leaving. Our friend group gets smaller and we have to do some removal of the people we consider to be part of our circle.
So to the friends that I thought would be there forever:
You disappointed me. You let me down in a way that I never expected from you. You cared too much about your own life to be there when I needed you most.
You were selfish. You were everything opposite of the person I thought I have known for all of these years. You weren’t the friend that you had promised me over and over again you would always be.
So I’m removing you from my life. I’m cutting you out. I’m done making the effort when I’ve gotten zero back in return. I’m done being there when you call when you can’t do the same for me.
I’m doing something I never thought I’d have to do. I genuinely believed when we said we’d be friends forever, we meant it. I believed that we’d be in each other’s weddings and raise our kids to be friends. I believed all of that.
But I was wrong. You weren’t the person I thought you were. You let me down. So, I’m leaving you behind.
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