Why does it hurt when people unfriend on social media?
Today while traveling to Alabama I remembered a friend that I hadn’t seen on Facebook in a while. I looked her up and low and behold she had unfriended me. I will be honest we were friendly but never met in person. We worked together for an event online.. blah blah. It wasn’t anyone who was going I was going to miss greatly but to be honest.. it hurt!
Sometimes we take things a little to heart. It will not affect my life in any way. I have noticed more lately how people don’t want to hear about how my heart still breaks for my brothers death or the challenges I face on a daily basis with my new role of being a caregiver for my husband. I guess it hurts because things or times that were hard for them I lent an ear or shoulder to cry on if necessary. So their crisis were more important than my situations… well guess what that ends today. I am writing an open letter to all former friends who decided that I was no longer one of their friends. I am not a weird poster. I do not post 24 hours a day. I just post about my kids, my family, and fun things here and there.
Dear former friend,
I noticed you and I are no longer friends. I am not sure what I may have done to make you no longer want to see what is going on in my life but you are missing out greatly. I have a lot to contribute to friends and you will one day think of me. I was there for all your ups and downs. When you needed someone to talk to and did not want others to know what you needed. I was there. I was there when you were happy or needed to sale something. Remember that people have feelings and using them for what is in it for you is just plain mean and classless. I wish you NOTHING but the best. Thank you for taking yourself out of my life… I need people who want to contribute to my life and not bring it down.
Your former friend
Now don’t get all preachy about make real life friends and other blah blahs because I know. I do have friends in real life but with our constant moving lifestyle I like to keep up with friends I have made around different duty stations and with technology we are able to do so online. I just needed to vent and say my peace. Thank you for your encouraging words because to means more than you will ever know.
Until next time,