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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

As the Friendship Wanes

"Friendship is a double-edged sword." DixonRivers  from Blog Catalog

Have you had a trusted friend who had harmed you, gossiped behind your back, cheated on you, betrayed your trust and confidence? Yes, most of you are nodding. Some best friends have become enemies, especially someone you trusted with your secrets.

Sometimes it could be a misunderstanding, a lack of proper communication or it could be the choice you made or the friend you attracted. ....

"One sort of friend is a friend when it suits him but he will not be with you in time of distress."
"Another is a friend when all goes well, he is your other self, but when you're brought low, he avoids you."
                                                                                                                                Bk. of Sirach

True, strong friendships are tested by time, distance, challenges and the ever-present egos. Like all relationships, friendships go through many of the same cycles. You must have heard of people marrying their best friends and when the marriage dissolved, the friendship still remained, which is fortunate for the children concerned.

I've seen how
best friends turned enemies, have forgiven each other and their friendship have become stronger. I've also seen best friends who've not forgiven and there is a sadness that pervades their lives. So I really think in order to get on with your life's journey, you should make the effort to forgive, even if the friendship does not return to its former glory.

Next week, we'll conclude with a special kind of friendship, perhaps the most altruistic one and the controversy surrounding it.

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