When Friends Are Living Ghosts
They haven’t died. They still walk this planet maybe even in the same small town as you but you never see them. They have long since departed from your life. You’re simply two people who share memories but you’re not making any new ones together. You don’t know why. You wrack your brain in wondering why these friends have run out of time for you. You recall the things you’ve done for them; helping them move, fixing things at their house, babysitting their kids, hosting a party just for them. You recall good times. You try to figure out if you’ve offended them in some way. Did you make an offhandremark they didn’t like? There’s no point in trying to figure this out. Some people are just bad friends. They belong in the friendship graveyard.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a healthy sampling of good friends who do ‘get it’. They’re fun, they make the effort. And that is how I know a bad friend from a good one. That’s a different post. That’s a post for praising and appreciating the true friends I’m lucky enough to have. Here, though I’m writing about the bad ones. I realize that nobody is perfect. I realize that I have made mistakes, too. But, geez…come on people. Let’s pull up our boot straps and start thinking beyond our own noses…
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