It’s difficult being an adult! Navigating friendships as a grown up isn’t as easy as it was when I was younger. Now there are so many rules! It doesn’t even matter if I’ve been friends with someone for YEARS, the fact that we are in our 30’s and have spouses and children, the rules seem to be different. Especially if a significant other is not happy about the friendship. It’s hard to stop being friends with someone I’ve known since the age of 4! It’s probably difficult though because the friendship is with the opposite sex. But even though that may be the case for this friendship, I have friendships that are with females and even those are difficult to maneuver at times. Trying to get together is almost impossible, as well as trying to speak on the phone. Speaking about life in about 60 minutes when we actually do get together, and then going our separate ways afterwards, feeling like I still need more. Wanting to call friends on the phone, knowing you really can’t because they are probably just as exhausted and stressed out as you are or not wanting to disturb their down time. When we were younger, we would call each other at any time of day, without worry. We would talk for hours, no children interrupting or being rude. Things just seem so difficult now as an adult. Why are there so many rules!? 😦 Anyone else out there with similar issues? Any advice?
“She picked up the pieces of her life and created something beautiful. From that day forth she shone like the sun and changed the definition of broken”. -Randall M. Core