There comes a point in your life when you decide that some friendships are just too much damn hard work! We all have a friend that is high maintenance and yet for years we persevere despite the countless occasions when arrangements have been cancelled at the last-minute together with all the times you have put your own plans on hold to listen patiently when yet another drama has unfolded in your friend’s life. Our long-suffering families and loved ones have become accustomed to us abandoning them because of some crisis in this particular friend’s life. We frequently withhold sharing our own happy news because they are having yet another calamity in their job or relationship and we don’t want to appear insensitive. We patiently comply when we are repeatedly side-lined in favour of the latest romance and yet it irks. So why then do we continue to cultivate this friendship when we know we are the only one that truly values it?
There comes a point in your life when you realise who matters, who never did, who won’t anymore and who always will. Don’t worry about people from your past; there is a reason why they did not make it to your future.