28 July 2013

Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones

Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)

At the ripe old age of 34, I feel that I know myself pretty well. I have good and bad traits just like anyone else and I try my best to work at the bad ones.

During a, let’s say parting of ways, with a friend he told me that I was an immoral and a two faced person. At the time and for a good while afterwards this really hurt me as I don’t honestly believe that I am either of those things, but the fact that those words were chosen completely made me question myself and the way I act to others.

My friends mean the absolute world to me and I have always tried my ultimate best to be a good friend.

Eventually I was convinced by the people closest to me that what he said wasn’t true, and that it was more intended probably to hurt me than anything else. Which was a success because it did really hurt me and is something I won’t forget.

What I ended up realising is that whilst I have changed a lot from the person he used to know, all my steps have been in relation to moving forward and having confidence to be the person that I am.  He was changing himself to be the person he thought that someone else wanted. He isn’t the person I used to know either.

I didn’t hurl abuse back and didn’t say the things I wanted.  I won’t now either.  The friendship may be over but I know that on my part it was ended with dignity and not insult and name calling. 

I may always remember it, because it marked the end of a friendship spanning over 15 years, but the words no longer hurt me.  I don’t believe in looking back anymore.

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  1. I'm sorry that this happened to you; you really didn't deserve to be talked to like that and left to question yourself. From reading your blog and your tweets, I don't think you seem like an immoral or two-faced person- in fact I'd say quite the opposite- and a real friend would never say that you were. A real friend wouldn't want to throw away fifteen years of friendship over nothing. If he's changing for somebody else, he must be quite an insecure person. I hope he comes to his senses and apologises to you. If not, don't worry. It's his loss, not yours! xx

    1. It made me sad just how desperate he was to make sure that the other party liked everything about him. It is a real shame as we were amazing friends until that point, but everything changes and like you say, his loss not mine. Thanks Louise xx


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