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I’m going to go out on a limb here and ask – – – Have you ever been involved in a friendship-relationship that has just sucked the life right of you? In other words, do you put more into your friendships than you are getting out of them? Do you feel like any of your friendships are one-sided (like you are doing all the work)? Do you try to maintain contact with people, only to be rejected and/or ignored?
I’m the type of person that likes lasting relationships. I’m loyal; so, once I’m your friend, I want to always be your friend. The older I get, though, the more I realize that it’s probably very unrealistic (in this day and age) to expect that from others. People are so wrapped up in themselves these days. They don’t have time – or aren’t willing to make time – for others.
Maybe they only contact you on their terms, or when they need you for something. You might respond, only to not hear from them again for days, weeks, or even months.
Am I the only one who finds myself in situations like this? If not, and you have been there, done that, please share what you have done to deal with or remedy the situation(s). Have you continued to try? Or have you given up, cut your losses, and walked away?
If a friendship is causing you stress, what do you do?