I’ve lost two very close friends in the last two years. Not to a disease, sudden death or an unanticipated relocation, like you might think. No, I lost these friends to something I never expected would drive a wedge between us:
I still love these women and want the best for them, but the sad truth is I don’t know who they are anymore. Along the way, they’ve chosen to abandon themselves in the midst of their relationships.
It’s an all too familiar scene. Girl meets boy — or boy meets girl; the two become a couple. Couple spends the majority of their time together. Couple isolates themselves from the outside world. Couple becomes dependent on one another, which often leads to unhealthy personality changes.
As a woman who is in a devoted relationships of almost 3 1/2 years, I understand being in love and wanting to spend a lot of time with your significant other.
But since when did having a significant other mean you should have to completely change who you are? Or neglect setting aside time for yourself and your friends?Read More