Have you broken up with a best friend?
I’ve recently called it quits with a very long-term friend, 28 years to be exact (I’m 40). I realized I was in a passive-aggressive relationship for years and found myself completely fed up.
It’s been one-and-a-half years since my good friend and I broke up. As background, I’m 39 and she’s 45. I’m single and she’s divorced. Neither of us have kids. We had been good friends for seven years…met at work. We still have the same workplace and have the same group of lunch buddies. We don’t work closely together but we do see each other at lunch and in the hallway.
I’m having a really hard time deciding if I should attend a friend’s party for her children. We have unresolved issues and I don’t feel that she has been that great of a friend to me. On the other hand I still love her for the friend she used to be and I miss being in her children’s lives…