A netizen wrote a lengthy “break up” letter to his/her friend after they stopped replying his/her messages.
Here is the story:
“How do you know a friendship has died? It’s been 4 years, so much has changed.
I think everybody deserves a proper ending, although to you it might just feel like any other time. To me, this is how I will end it.
Funny how when you’re deep in something you never realise the issues, and people around you are always the ones pointing out the red flags.
Friends come and go. It’s time we go.
There are two kinds of friends. The chat-regularly kind, and the meet-twice-a-year-during-birthdays-to-catch-up kind. We used to be the former, but things change, and recently the wool over my eyes have been removed by my friends. It’s difficult to play tennis by myself, the ball is always in your court.
When I reduce my reply enthusiasm. Or slow down my replies. Or stop being the one jioing you. Or sending articles of things we should try. Then we wouldn’t talk for long periods.
You might reply enthusiastically, but once every 2 weeks. Yet when we do meet up to catch up, you’re always on your phone when we are walking around. You will reply, just not to me. An observer would have realised I’m being played, but not me when I’m in it.
We used to be able to talk about random day to day happenings. Then I filtered what I said, because since you won’t reply, time-sensitive comments and jios don’t matter. Now, we don’t even talk about big life events that happen to us. Simply because if I do tell you, you wouldn’t read it anyway.
Let’s catch up less regularly, on your terms. If you don’t initiate, I guess we then both agree that I’m always the one initiating and putting in all the effort in this friendship, and let’s call it a day.