The conversation with my friend didn’t go the way I was hoping for. It felt odd, and it made me realize that we have drifted apart during the last months.
A breakup between friends, how dramatic is must sound to someone who doesn’t know me. I suppose we have moved on and we moved into different directions. Her beliefs and her values are the exact opposite of mine, and in this case, opposites don’t attract each other. I guess it had always been like that, we just didn’t notice because certain subjects never came up.
An election brought out what we stand for and sadly, we don’t stand on the same side. It’s more than just politics. For me, it’s about values, ethic, and character. It’s about caring for others, it’s about standing up for minorities.
How do you end a friendship? Is there a friendship etiquette that I don’t know about? It seems to be so easy online, you just unfriend a virtual friend, but in real life, it’s so much more complicated.
The easy way out is, of course, the most appealing. Just don’t call anymore, or call less and less and time will do the rest. This way we don’t have to say what we feel and we can pretend it just happened.
Unfortunately, the easy way out has never been my thing.
I suppose some people stay with us forever, while others travel with us for a short while.