We all have that friend from high school or middle school or even grade school who we thought would be in our corner “forEVER ever”. The one who knew our deepest darkest secrets and greatest fears. And then it happens…life, that is, and we lose touch. That one time BFF becomes just an acquaintance.
While it’s natural to feel sad about the distance that’s grown between you, I’ve learned to accept that some of those friends are no longer the friends we once knew. And that’s okay. But, I’ve also learned that life doesn’t always change as fast as people do. It’s painful when those who you’ve called friends and who’s highs you’ve celebrated and lows you’ve consoled no longer return that most valuable part of the relationship…love.
This truth affects all kinds of relationships. I’ve lost count of the times friends have shared how much they miss the guy they thought was Mr. Right once a relationship has ended. In reality, what they miss is the feeling they had when they were with so-called “Mr. Right”. So easily we confuse the two.
Life is a series of experiences; many of which are relationships. Many times how we navigate through those experiences will determine our success in life. I admit, I haven’t always gotten it right with the relationship experiences in my life. In fact, most times I’ve gotten it wrong. I’m horrible at returning text messages. I hate talking on the phone and special dates like birthdays….you can forget it. However, in order for me to get my relationships right with others, it’s important for me that I get my relationship right with God first…after all, there’s no relationship more important.
Have you taken a pulse on your relationships lately?
- How to Handle Toxic Relationships (everydayhealth.com)
- Relationships in Reality: BFF vs BFF (realhousewivesfashions.wordpress.com)
- I get by with a little help from my friends… (mypinkponderings.wordpress.com)
- Old Friendships (femaledogsandhappypills.wordpress.com)
- Relationships (flipthispage.wordpress.com)