Dear Acquaintance

Some times it makes me sad to have to admit that people I used to call friends have now become mere acquaintances, if that.  These are people I cared about, helped and believed to care about me.  It’s a sad day when you have to admit that you were mistaken…that they were not your friends afterall…they never really cared.  Even though in your case I’ve been at this point before, this week I had to finally accept that you were never a friend.  You’ve been an emotional parasite, an emotional and psychological abuser and now you are no longer part of my life.

I’m tired of being called all kinds of names when the opinion you asked me to give is not what you wanted to hear.  I’m tired of being insulted and called names because I refuse to engage in an argument with you.  I’m tired of you discussing me behind my back and calling me names.  I’m tired of caring about you and having that thrown back in my face.

I’d like to say that when I did consider you a friend the relationship was good…but the sad part is…it never was.  It was always fundamentally flawed…I just didn’t realise it.  Am I innocent in all of this.  No.  I’ve had my fair share of flinging insults at times.  But I’m over the hurt…I can’t do it any more.Your latest tirade was unnecessary and extremely hurtful and brought me to this decision.  It’s done, it’s over…no more.

I hope you manage to sort through your issues.  I hope you find happiness. I hope you have friends that can help you though this…but I’m sorry, it’s not going to be me, 7 years is quite enough.

Ruby
xxxx

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Dear Acquaintance

  1. I’ve done the same thing with someone I’d been “friends” with since we were 7 who sounds much like the person in your letter. It is a sad thing to have to do because we want to see the good in someone but a toxic relationship isn’t doing you any favours either.

    Hugs lady.

  2. x x x I had to do this too…. and it sucks so much when you have vested a lot in a friendship and then realise the other person was just taking advantage of what they could and not being a friend in return. It breaks my heart and is a much worse pain than any break up with a boyfriend could ever be, that much I can tell you. Sorry… overshare on own issues, but let me just tell you that I’m so sorry and I know how extremely excruciatingly difficult it is… Stay strong and surround yourself with those who appreciate how amazing you are. x x x

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