Years ago, when I was single and dating, I was seeing a man who I had mixed feelings about, but was trying to talk myself into a relationship with. I was lonely, he was attentive, and so I tried to push down that nagging feeling that committing to him would be a mistake. During this period, a friend called me up and wanted to chat (I thought about her life) so we met for coffee and when I first saw her, I could tell that she was very nervous. I had no idea what she was going to tell me, but she basically said, “I think you are making a mistake getting involved with Joe”, and she went on to give me her gut feelings for saying this. I knew in my heart that she was right, yet at first, I felt angry and defensive like, “How dare you burst my balloon?!”
But her words stayed in my mind and shortly thereafter, I ended the relationship, which was the right move for both of us.
“A true friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow