It's come to my attention lately that true friends are hard to find.
Ever notice that friendshipping can be a lot like dating? You hang out with a lot of people, waiting to see which ones you click with. You start narrowing it down, getting to know people, until BLING it happens. You and someone, or a group of someones, really really get along, and you're friends. Maybe even best friends.
You love your friends. You talk on the phone. You text/facebook/email each other. You hang out and (my favorite) drop by each other's houses unannounced. It's like this total happy stage.
Most of the time, these friendship, hard as they are to find, are very very enduring. But sometimes, as in dating, there's a break up.
Being dumped is being dumped. You feel rejected, sad, hurt, asking silly questions with no answers, like, "Why? What happened?"
This is so totally high school. Let's grow up, shall we?
When I went to college, I was put in a dorm room with five other girls. We didn't get to shop around to find our friends; it was an 'arranged friendship.'
To this day, I am amazed at the true friendship I found in those girls.
Four of us went on to room together for the next three years of college, until we slowly, one by one, graduated and/or got married.
I miss them. I think there's something to be said for relationships where we are forced to like each other, forced to work things out.
Been dumped lately?
To my friends, I heart you. My life is fuller because you are in it.