Happy New Year everyone 🙂
I hope 2016 treats you well .
I wanted to write this blog as it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while .
I went through a lot in 2015 . The ups and the major downs. It was a long roller coaster ride of emotions .
But one thing that has taken a while to click with me, is the loss of friends .
We all go through life meeting new people. We all lose someone in some way shape or form , but I’m not on about the ‘normal’ loss of friends through losing contact or just life getting in the way. I’m on about losing someone who you considered to be a friend .
The fake friend.
Someone who you put your life on hold for , to meet up with.
Someone who you threw your problems aside for and tried to help them when they were at breaking point .
(But who wouldn’t do this for you .)
And then when their life starts to pick back up, they kick you to the curb .
It feels awful .
The feeling of being used .
No one deserves that .
I don’t understand how people can put someone through it .
“Oh my life is hell , they’ll understand“
– When you become good enough for them. –
“Now my life is back on track, I don’t need that ‘negative’ friend who has helped me through it all, I’ll just kick them to the curb and move on with my life” .
– The part where they become too good for you and you become the negative one . Because they are on the slight “up” that life has given them . –
I’ve been thinking about it a lot . As I do over think things, that’s the whole thing about anxiety .
As much as it magnifies every emotion , it can , every once in a while , make you see things clearly .
I gave my time .
I gave up hours of my days .
I would drop everything for this friend .
I would push my problems aside and I would listen to them go on and on about theirs .
They would cry, get angry and really vent .
They needed someone and I was willing to be that someone .
To be the shoulder .
I truly believed that they wanted to be friends .
That they were a nice person .
When really , they just saw me for the soft person that I am .
For the person who will do anything to see others happy .
As soon as I had done my work . They got their life back on track , for now. They have a job again , and I feel like they now think they’re better than me.
I had tried to make contact with this person . But there was always some excuse .
I asked them if everything was ok between us .
– They lied . –
I then saw them when out and about and they ignored me but acknowledged my friend .
Then in passing conversation between said friends , they dropped the news in about a job .
– And it all clicked . –
Whilst they think they’re being clever . They’re actually showing their true self .
I was good enough when no one else would listen to them , but the minute they get a part of their life back , boom . I’m not good enough .
They only got their idea of said job , from me . Which is what I find amusing .
“I’m better than her now , because I have the job she said would be perfect for me and pointed me in the right direction”
But instead of a thank you , I just get tossed aside .
The best part to it all ?
They don’t realise that with depression , it’ll always come back .
The paranoir , the sleepless nights , Panic attacks , feeling ill , feeling unwanted , unloved . Etc .
It isn’t a once in a life time thing that just goes over night . Depression is always there . It just hides until you let your guard down , and then it jumps right back on .
2015 taught me a lot of hard lessons . The main one is having to let go .
So this blog , is me letting go .
It’s the final goodbye to a toxic relationship .
I may be unfit to work because of health issues , but that doesn’t give anyone the right to treat me like an underdog .
It doesn’t make you a better person because you can get up pain free every day . It doesn’t change who you are .
And nothing gives you the right to treat someone this way .
I know I’m not the only one who has gone through this .
So my advice to you is , cut them off .
Don’t let them get to you.
They used you and yes it sucks .
They took your nice nature and used it to their advantage .
But that doesn’t make you a bad person , it makes them the bad person .
So instead of just dwelling on it , say your final goodbye , in what ever way you feel appropriate, and cut all ties .
I feel good after venting all of this 🙂
Now I can move on to the next chapter of my life .
I hope you can too 🙂