A small rant if I may?
One long, deep, cleansing breath. Inhale and…
…girlfriends. Can’t live without them. Well you could, but life would be a bore. Plus who would give you the straight-up truth in the RW & Co. change room about what those pants REALLY do to your bum? You really can’t afford to go through life without some solid women by your side. They build you up when you’re low, and come along for the ride when you’re riding high. But what if they don’t?
What happens when a friendship takes a turn or just plain fizzles out?
We’ve all had our hearts stomped on; our confidence shredded into tiny shards by men in our lives at one time or another. But what about the bosom buddies in our lives? When a friendship turns toxic it can do some pretty serious damage.
Life has been stressful since our daughter’s diagnosis. Like hair falling out, stomach ulcer, insomnia, panic attacks, kind of stressful. For the most part friends have rallied and have really been there for us despite their own busy lives. I can’t even begin to thank them for that support.
Sadly, there have been disappointments. Maybe what we’ve been going through is just too much for others to deal with? Or perhaps I’m just making excuses for their absence.
Whatever the reason, I’m done making excuses. I’m not going to lose another night’s sleep over it. It’s time to take out the trash and toss those toxic relationships to the curb.
I hate to give up completely however—especially on something as valuable as a friendship. But sometimes it’s better to simply cut your losses and focus on the people in your life who actually deserve your energy and attention.
I also hate that one of these “slacker” friends is in my wedding photos. Fortunately I’ve been able to restrain myself and not go all psycho chick with an exacto knife and cut her big fat head out of my bridal party shots. I’m ridiculously mature I know.