It pains me to say it, but our friendship is running on fumes.
Our conversations are loaded with quips, but short on heart. Few new memories are being made anymore. And whenever we get together, we spend most of the time looking in the rear view mirror.
Because despite our history together, we no longer have anything in common.
Our paths have parted in different directions.
The good news is, I’m not alone in this moment. There’s a touching article from a modern love magazine that tells a similar story about a childhood friend whose relationship is fading.
For most of us, keeping in touch with long distance friends means a phone call once or twice a month. But we all know how quickly one missed phone call becomes two, and one month becomes six. And looking around to see that a friend has drifted downstream leaves us feeling guilty and too exhausted to do the necessary back paddling to catch up with them.
It’s the saddest thing. But despite our feelings of guilt and sense of loss around our fading relationship, the question is, can we forgive reality for being what it is? Can we accept that neither person did anything wrong? Can we trust that each of us will find a way to live on without each other?
And most importantly, can we be grateful for the time shared and memories made and gifts given when that door was still open?
One can only hope so.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How will you react when coffee dates have drifted past your physical reach?
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