Man, this one resonated with me. Sometimes relationships end. And it’s really freaking hard.
‘Listen, sometimes friendships break.
They just do. It doesn’t mean something is wrong with you it means you’re normal. Every single one of us has been there. Friendship is hard and complex and it doesn’t always turn out like we wish it would.
Sometimes friendships fall apart and you’re not even sure why. Sometimes you do everything know to do and it’s not enough.
Sometimes you have a fight and you try to pick up the pieces, but it feels like you don’t have the tools to glue the broken edges together again. It hurts and you wish you did, but you just don’t.
Sometimes you both carry wounds from childhood and it makes communication hard or impossible.
Sometimes you can’t get healthy without moving on.
Sometimes you grow apart. You can’t put your finger on it, it just happens, slowly and suddenly, you wake up and you’re different people. You wish you could stay, but you know you have to go. Your paths have split and you can’t travel the same road anymore.
Sometimes things stay broken when they should be fixed. It’s no one’s fault it’s just the truth of it. The truth of it is that things don’t always turn out with happy endings.
Sometimes you hurt someone deeply and even the most heartfelt apology doesn’t make it the same again.
Sometimes people hurt you. They say the wrong thing and they do the wrong thing and it hurts.
Sometimes friends walk away when they should have stayed.
Sometimes you walk away when you should have stayed. You should have stayed and fought harder. You know that now, but you can’t go back.
Sometimes friends betray you. You trust them with your whole heart and it turns out they didn’t deserve it.
Sometimes you can’t do everything anymore. You can’t pull your weight and their weight, you need it to be a two way street.
I don’t have all the answers, I’ve been in every one of these stories. All I know is we have to begin again. We have to open our hearts and risk again. There’s no guarantee we won’t be hurt or disappointed. There’s no guarantee we won’t eventually grow apart.
Friendship includes struggle, we don’t like to talk about that, but it’s true. It’s impossible to risk in relationships and come out the other side unscathed. Sometimes friendships break. It’s painful and it’s hard.
All I know is life is for living with people.
All I know is that friendship is the most sacred of treasures and it’s worth picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off, and fighting for it with all of our hearts.’
Written by Jess Johnston
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