Learning who my friends are
One of the more painful aspects of life after the crash has been my own friendships changing. One in particular. They had been friends for years before I met her but we talked a lot after he and I started talking. She was very supportive of our relationship and was a tremendous source of comfort after the crash.
I reached out to her after his debut and I told her I understood where we are but it still hurt to see the pics of him and my replacement. She had no sympathy. She said I should just unfollow everyone. When I pointed out that would include friends of my own including her, her response was “I guess you know what you have to do then.”
It feels like she was only my friend while I was a source of information about him. Once he came back to life she pulled away. She even waited a couple of months to tell me there were stories going around he started dating someone when he got home. He was cheating on me, she knew it, and she covered for him.
The betrayal of a fake friend just adds on to the pain of everything.