A Story of Two Best Friends
She had a best friend. He was her first love. They knew, however, that they had to stay friends for a reason. They’ve been through fights, phone-calls that lasted hours, silly arguments, thunderstorms, sunny days, everything. No one could understand how two ex-lovers could possibly be as close as they were. They had other relationships, yet they talked to each other more than they talked to anyone else. She knew he would be there for her forever. And in return, she would always be there for him. He was the one guy she never thought would leave her for anything.
After his graduation, she wanted to make sure she would still be there for him like she promised years before. But things started to change after summer. He never talked to her first any more, no more phone calls, they started becoming distant. In her heart, he was still her best friend because he was the only person that knew her like the back of his hand and made her so happy. She even did everything she could just to see him one last time before he left to college. He stopped the daily routine of talking on the phone a few weeks before leaving. All she could think about was if he was okay, if everything was going great in college, if she was just overreacting, or what. All she wanted was for him to be happy.
Time went by, small talk here and there, and even though he barely talked to her, she still believed they were best friends. She thought it was the case in which they knew they were best friends even if they were so distant, but every time they reconnected, it would be like they were just picking up from where they left off. She kept hoping for the day it went back to normal, but she understood that he had a new life and didn’t want to add to his stress.
After thinking a lot about how lousy he’s been to her, she finally confronts him about it. Telling him everything she was holding back. That she was very upset with him. All he kept saying was that he was sorry and everything is just so complicated. He explained how he doesn’t talk to people much anymore, and that he “couldn’t have it all.” She couldn’t understand what was so complicated with him talking to her since she would always see how close he was with other people. He finally told her that they could still be friends and he’ll be there for her if she needed him. A flashback of when she broke up with him was on replay in her head, except it was like he was breaking up with her.
Was their friendship all in her head? Was she too high school for him? She lay there in her bed after getting his last text sobbing. Never has she felt so heartbroken in so long. And through every heartbreak, it was always him that was there for her. Now that he wasn’t there for her this time, she had no one. So she cried and cried until her swollen red eyes forced her to sleep.
After everything they went through, he gave it all up. All for a girl that thought this girl would get in between them. An insecure girl that knew there was a great possibility that maybe something would spark up again. She didn’t understand that they both had different lives and knew that they had to stay friends for a reason. He let a girl he thinks he loves ruin the friendship with the one girl that was there with him through so much. She was too high school for him. A faded memory he once had.
Jealousy shouldn’t be the cause of the end of a friendship. Jealousy just proves there’s no trust. Real best friends know each other more than anyone, enough for the trust between the two to be golden. Remember all the times where they were there through all the darkest nights and brightest days. The ones that excepted you for everything you were and weren’t.
You should’ve stood up for me. Now I know how true our friendship really was. Thanks.
Okay. If you were really my best friend, then you would respect the fact that me and Michelle are together and that I did what I did of my own accord. She didn’t tell me not talk to you. She didn’t tell me not to see you. I did what I did because that’s how I am and if you don’t know that, then you don’t know me that well. I’m sorry that you feel like I betrayed you, but things are different now. You say that you had a flashback of when you broke up with me and it felt like this time I was leaving you. That’s the thing, you left me and I accepted that. I accepted the fact that I could never feel that way about you again and that the most we could be was friends. Even then, deep down I knew that eventually we would drift because I have to let people go if I want to be happy with my life how it is now. I don’t like the fact that you’re saying all of this stuff about her even when you don’t know her like that. You have a problem with me? Talk to me about it. Don’t post it here. There are boundaries to being friends and you need to know that my decision is one that I needed to make and that the respect you have for my decision determines if you really are a friend to me. I’m not asking you to stay for all of this. I’m not trying to be a dick or hurt you, but I can’t let this go. I can’t let you say what you think is happening without knowing the consequences of your actions. You hurt people with what you say, just like how people hurt you with what they say about you. You can’t say things about people when you don’t know anything about them. This is between you and me, not anyone else. So don’t include my girlfriend and say that I only “think” i love her when you don’t even know me anymore. I’m not just choosing my girlfriend over my friend. I’m doing what’s best for me. Leave if you want. I won’t stop you. I’m done.