I found this great post by peacefulyogi @ peacefulyogiblog. I don’t necessarily call this abandonment. She did mention “perceived”. They just didn’t meet “expectations” and it ends up in disappointment. It’s just that I’m very picky with friends and I give my 101%. I bend over backwards for my friends and I feel that it’s just fair to expect them to reciprocate the commitment to the friendship.
It is not about you, it’s about them. You know your value and if they feel that it’s time to move on. It’s their loss. Sometimes, friendships go through it’s natural course… some lasts and some end. That means they have fulfilled their purpose in your life and/or vice versa.
I have been having a nagging feeling about on of my best friends. She has been different since I came back from my trip. It was gradual but I feel that we are growing apart. I feel that I am getting tired of being the one to go out of my way to call her or find time for us to see each other. Both of us are busy but just like in any kind of relationship “it takes two to tango“.. Maybe it’s time to let go. I’m just not ready. That will be a sad day.
What’s your story?
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To me, abandonment feels like slowly ripping myself open to show my soft scared insides to a person in such a vulnerable state and having them look at it, shrug, and walk away. It feels like offering a precious piece of your soul and then having the person drop it on the floor and walk away, trodding over it a little on the way. It feels so shitty. It makes me feel unworthy, unloved, unwanted, alone.
But I know it’s not true. I have a small group of people that truly do care about me and I care about them. They are there when I need them and that’s all I need.
So why does it bother me so much when someone decides to come into my life, gain my trust, open up my shell, pull out the soft insides, and then drop it all in the mud and leave?…
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