Dear Old Friend,
I remember our 10-year-friendship and still smile at the memories. There were times when we seemed to be busy all the time with trips to the city, birthday parties, shopping trips, preparing all kind of desserts and having philosophical talks. When I remember all these funny moments, I wonder why you suddenly stopped caring about me.
We didn’t really talk for one year. You started ignoring my text messages and only ever responded to say that you were “too busy” to meet me for a coffee. At the beginning I denied everything it happened. I didn’t want to believe that the girl who had been my best friend since kindergarten didn’t care about our friendship anymore.
In about two months I realized that you didn’t want to do anything with me. I admit, I was devastated when I figured it out. I still don’t know what I did wrong. And I’m not sure how you’ll feel to find out that after a year of agony, I finally got my closure.
However, this experience made me stronger. You were a fool to drop me like that. I was there when you felt attacked and alone, when people were cruel to you. It’s regrettable to know that we were once so close and are now strangers. But I have moved on and obviously you have too.
I have amazing new friends, but I am careful about who I call my best friend now. Still, I try to be there for everybody. I’ll be here for you again if you try to make amends, but I don’t know if I would ever be able to trust you enough to be as close as we were once. When I lost you I also lost all of my trust, but I found myself.
What I’m trying to say is thank you. Thank you for the 10 years of friendship. Thank you for all the memories I do not regret. Thank you for the opportunity to rediscover myself and for teaching me that it is vital to not be dependent on anybody.
Someone who never stopped being your friend