Every once in a while, writing opportunities come my way. I don’t have anything to write about THAT subject, I’ll think to myself – and then I press fingers to the keyboard, and a whole lot of words come tumbling out.
Such was the case with this article for iBelieve, where you can now find my words on a monthly basis. So, ever wonder if you might be a draining friend? Click here to read my words, or check out the first part below:
I couldn’t take her “no” for an answer.
Ours was a friendship of convenience: we met one night at a mutual friend’s party, and quickly discovered that we lived blocks away from each other. Soon, every part of our lives revolved around one another’s: we grocery shopped together and we made dinner together. We played games, late into the night, and we watched cheesy reality television together. We traveled together, in car and by plane, meeting one another’s families and entering into one another’s lives.
We were each other’s other. Then I moved six miles south. And I couldn’t understand why a friendship that had seemed so easy mere months before suddenly grew nearly impossible.
So, I hounded her.
I sent multiple texts. I called her repeatedly. I left cupcakes on her doorstep and emails in her inbox. And when she didn’t get back to me, I texted and called and left more cupcakes and emails.
Curious as to the rest of the article? I list seven signs you might be a draining friend, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in response. Click here to head over to iBelieve for the rest of my words.
Otherwise, thanks for grace as I point you here, there and everywhere this week – your support in my writing journey means the world to me!
Hugs and writerly kisses,
So, are you a draining friend? Could my words EVEN be true? Discuss!0