As life goes on sometimes friendships fall apart, people fall out of love, marriages dissolve and family members choose to become distant. I’ve been in many situations in my life and I still ask myself why do people give up on each other?
When we grow as people we often change and our views and priorities don’t stay the same. People sometimes literally do grow apart from each other, their priorities no longer align and they forget the reasons they enjoyed each other’s company to begin with. There are always two sides to every story and some say that there are reasons relationships, friendship and family ties can’t be fixed or that the bridge is burned.
Sometimes I feel 100 years old inside with all the things I’ve seen and felt. I think back on happy memories with people I was once close to and I still feel the sting of being disregarded like yesterday’s news. I feel I would have swam an ocean for those I know now wouldn’t have jumped a muddy puddle for me.
Relationship between people aren’t perfect, but, from experience I’ve learned anything that comes easy will go easy too. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but don’t let pride get in the way or make hasty decisions. Fight for those that you love. Don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry and if you have to put an end to things agree to disagree and do it on good terms. Remember that you’re not going to make everyone happy and that’s ok.
If you have people in your life that showed up for you when you needed them don’t ever forget to tell them how much you appreciated them. I know I wish I would have heard a simple, “thank you”, many times. Sometimes the unanswered questions will be the ones that cause the most thought.
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