I talk a lot about losing relationships—the romantic ones—and how difficult they are to move past.
This weekend, I lost three friendships faster than I could ever imagine.
Losing friendships, I am learning, is part of life. You meet people, they spend time in your life, and perhaps they stay, or maybe they go. These friendships I lost have left me hurting. But I know good things will come in due time.
“Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what’s to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn’t have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves… for growing up.” —The Wonder Years
I am dealing with this same thing right. It is very hard to come to terms with. Sometimes we just have to suck it up and do it. I am having trouble with just sucking it up. Lord knows of I will be able to do it.
Losing or ending a friendship might be one of the hardest things we do in life. However, through the hurt of loss, I know there are beginnings to good things.
Perhaps the new friendships you grow will be deeper, more meaningful, and even life-changing!