You Gotta Have Friends

Two years ago I went through a very emotional time. I made it through with the help of friends both far and near. I’ve always treasured my friends and never more so than during that time.  Along the way, I’ve learned a few things.

When my ex-boyfriend broke up with me a couple of years ago, my friends rallied around to help me pick up the pieces. It was difficult at first, but with their help I was able to move on and reclaim my life. My friends showed me that I could be strong and do what I needed to do. With them I could let my hair down, even scream and cry if I needed to. Unfortunately there was one casualty. One friend couldn’t handle me being so emotional and occasionally breaking down, so she ultimately ended our twelve-year friendship. One huge lesson I learned is that it is in difficult times you learn who your real friends are, and obviously she was not a true friend. You know what? I’m better off without her.

Over the last two years, I have acquired new friends, reconnected with old friends  and even stayed friends with my ex. As I sit here writing, I have come to the realization, that even though I don’t make much money at my job, I am still rich. I have many friends that I can count on and that I can laugh with. Friends that I can tell my deepest, darkest secrets ( if I had any) to. My friends will listen when I need a sympathetic ear and they will never judge me.  I am very lucky to have such wonderful friends and only hope that I am as good a friend to them as they are to me.

Recently I came across this quote:  ” When you are rich in friends, you are poor in nothing.” In that case, I’m a millionaire.

One comment

  1. What wonderful sentiments Adrienne. This is amazing. I wish I was fortunate enough to be able to say the same thing about friends. I however, did find out who my true friends were. I am glad that you were able to get through all of this. As you said, with good friends anything is possible.

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