You know what really makes me mad and honestly, sad? Why do I always have to be the one who makes an effort to keep a friendship going? This pandemic has made it so clear who wants to stay friends and who can’t be bothered unless you’re there physically in front of them. People who I considered close friends, that I saw on a daily basis throughout the week, and met up with for the occasional lunch or coffee, have pretty much disappeared from my life completely.
In the beginning, I made an effort. I texted, called, and tried to meet up, but they were busy or had other obligations. Now almost a year later, I haven’t heard from them in months. It was always up to me to reach out. They never sent a quick “Hey! How are you?” text or anything.
As an adult, it’s hard to meet new people and make new friends outside of the people you see and deal with everyday, and sometimes you just need a girls night out to decompress! I recently ran into one of these “friends” and she says “ where have you been? I haven’t heard from you in a while?” My response in my head was “you have a phone too they work both ways “.
If you have friends that you haven’t heard from or talked to/texted with in a while, maybe they are waiting for you to reach out. So re-evaluate your stance. It is exhausting to always be the first one to reach out. Just don’t wait too long, they might decide your friendship is no longer worth the one-sided effort.
Welcome back to “Tell All Tuesday”! Thank you to those who have submitted rants and potential posts, you guys make me so happy! Stayed tuned on Friday for our regularly scheduled poetry post, and then again next Tuesday for another “Tell All” post. I have created a drop down menu on the home page to easily access poetry and “Tell All” posts.
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Have a blessed rest of the week, Real Unfiltered Fam.