You know how people have a tendency to disappear for a while from a friendship, when they start dating someone?
I, myself, did it once in high school (and promptly learned that it is not worth it and that I’ll not do it again…, I had been at the other extreme the time before then, spending so much time with the friend and too little with the boyfriend, that I lost the boyfriend!), and it took a long time for me not to feel bad about it regarding the friend that I almost lost.
Anyway, so I think it happens rather regularly in people’s lives, right?
We probably all know someone or many someones who have done it.
But have you ever had two friends doe it at once, because they start dating one another?
I had that happen several years ago… I was extremely excited just these two friends from different parts of my life had met and were dating one another.
But they slowly began to disappear from my life… now, the two are married and about to have a baby, and I don’t remember the last time we talked or even messaged one another… it’s been almost as long as their relationship, really.
Slowly, but surely, they each disappeared from the friendships they had held with me, and I now feel like I barely know either one of them.
And, while I miss them, I miss them from before they got together… who they are now as a couple is a unit with which I can’t seem to connect… and so I don’t actually find myself wanting to spend any time with them nowadays… they aren’t the same individual fiends I loved having in my life… as it goes with people’s getting together, they are different from before… and I don’t exactly like them now.
I don’t dislike them, I believe… but I definitely don’t like them.
And I am still undetermined as to whether it is how they actually are now, or if it is more how they simultaneously abandoned me and our friendships… I am thinking that it is both, approximately a 60/40 split, respectively.
Anyway… odd how that came to mind tonight… hmm…