Have you ever had a friend dump you? Not in a ceremonial boy/girl kind of way. You just realize that you don’t hear from your friend unless you initiate it. Sometimes the other person doesn’t even realize that they are dumping you. It just happens slowly and effortlessly. You begin to realize that your friend is not sequestered away and ultra-busy, like you imagine. That person has just clearly made a choice and is just not that into you.
To quote the playground rhyme: my mother said to pick the very best one and you. are. not. it.
This happened several years ago. It’s still sort of painful and ouchy to remember. When I think of it happening again I have to decide. Do I sever all communication? I feel like acting mean and bratty but that’s a little childish for a 37-year-old. Just let the relationship peter out?
I’m pretty sure I always like people more than they like me. Ugh.