04.21.2013 08:30 AM

Relationship Spring cleaning

Apropos of the season, I’ve been tossing out a few “friends.” I do this periodically. Out they go to the blue bin, like old magazines. Bye-bye.

A couple full-on lied to my face, which never makes me feel terribly enthusiastic about the durability of the relationship. One I have made repeated attempts to reach, to no avail; he’s one of those friends who disappears when the going gets tough. He’s accordingly disappeared for good.

Some will say that life’s too short to dispense with certain “friends.”

I say: it’s because it is that you do.

11 Comments


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    Monica says:

    Friends, relatives
absolutely.


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    james curran says:

    I swear I didn’t even hear the phone ring!!!!!!!!


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    dave says:

    Mmmmh! I’m at least 2 decades older than you. I’ve had a couple of experiences where old pals have stopped communicating and I went looking for them. One search turned out sadly. Better to check how they’re doing, before cutting any chance for connecting!
    (It goes with the time of life.)


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    Sue lokimoti says:

    Night of the Long Knives – good times.


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    Lord Kitchener says:

    Does this mean you are accepting applications for new friends?


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    Lance says:

    The hardest are the situations where this happens after speaking one’s mind and it is taken as something unwelcome. There is a reason I won’t discuss politics with some friends, family members, or work mates.


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    Pipes says:

    Ya man. When I retired you would not believe the number of ‘friends’ I lost! They buried me. So I had to start all over.


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    Patrick says:

    It’s a sad commentary on modern society that many , myself included, will wonder whether you meant real friends of merey some frivolous facebookery.


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    Chris P says:

    Warren I feel your pain – I have a ‘friend’ who still owes me $500. A year later my emails, texts, phone calls go unanswered. Why do I have to beg for my money? Looks like I’m out $500 🙁


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    Obsidian says:

    Sun-tzu:– “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”

    Shakespeare:– “Harken thou to enemy insults not praise of friends for thy stead.”

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