I have learned a lot from ending a friendship.
It was very hard, I care about people.
Problem is this person didn’t.
You see, us empathetic people care and sometimes we draw in people who take and for whatever reason have a hard time giving.
We get caught up in some kind of web and it is difficult to remove yourself from it.
We don’t like to cause pain.
The truth may be that they feel very little pain by us abandoning the friendship and will seek empathy from someone else, there is always someone else.
As long as you keep forgiving and keep coming back, they are happy to tolerate you, but that comes at a price and I think it is too high.When you leave, being a caring person, you can be bombarded with feelings of guilt.
Did I do the right thing? Have I hurt her/him? What if I misunderstood?
I don’t think the other individual is wasting much of their time on guilt, they just move on. That is one lesson that maybe I should learn.