Friends Are Your Friends Until They Become Uncomfortable
You ever noticed that?
Uncomfortable could mean that moment when a friend is forced to look at you or their life “differently”. Suddenly when you start experiencing happiness, or even sadness, or perhaps a personality weakness they disappear. Or they begin to feel the rawness of the relationship that people are people and you should just let them be who they are. I don’t expect “perfection” from any of my friends. I like some more than others. When I used to see friends argue and come back together, I used to wonder “what’s the point?” Why be with a friend you have to argue with? But like a romantic relationship, friendship experiences its own stresses. I may be guilty about not reaching out enough when I hurt someone.
But how do I know if I did, if they don’t tell me? That is the purest friendship–honesty, ready or not!