They say \”cowards never forgive, it\’s in their nature\”. I am only half-coward. Of course to do the right thing is to abolish all my grudges, remove all my blocks, and start being friendly again.
But I feel uncomfortable with these people. They have hurt me, pained me. And here, I am supposed to change my perspective. They aren\’t really hurting me. They are just helping me. Is it worth it to just take that step? Especially if I don\’t really want to be \”friends\”, but just so that I have fewer enemies?
That has always bothered me about Dear Abby and Ann Landers, when they both were prominent writers. If there was strife between family members, the advice was to resolve it quickly. However, if it was among friends, then she would advise…perhaps you two have grown apart. maybe it\’s time that you seek other friends. Most people should realize that I equate family and friends at the same level. And that contradiction has always bothered me about…friendship.
Of course, it\’s always this line (the line that my first ex said justifying him never speaking to me again), I have other friends.