I've never cared about being unfollowed or unfriended. But recently an honest to goodness friend unfriended me on Facebook. If a close friend closes that door that makes a huge statement. And I get the message loud and clear. The last she said to me was "I'll get over it!" And I believe she will. Hopefully!
I had written all the details on this post as to how and why, but out of respect to this person's privacy, I've erased those. Truth is, there's two sides to every spat so being one-sided here just didn't feel fair. Yet I continue to contemplate friendship and all that comes with making and keeping friends.
A few days ago I spent the afternoon with a gal I've known since high school for 15 plus years. She and I were clearly out of touch, never really too close; but when her brother passed recently, I was drawn to supporting her. I can't do or say anything. But I can wholeheartedly listen. I can show up. The loss of life does something very different to relationships than what being unfriended on Facebook does.
Real life is so much sweeter than the virtual world. This coming from the lover of all things social media! So for now, I'll focus on the relationships that come easy (as in natural) and the relationships that fulfill while remaining virtually unfriended by someone I consider one of my BFFs (Best Friend FOREVER)! That's right... forever! And a little Facebook unfriending isn't getting in the way of that!
Do you believe in best friends?
Are friendships meant to be complicated?
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