Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ebb and Flow

Lately things feel off to me in a friendship that means a lot.  That off feeling leads me to think about it a lot. I am the first to recognize that life sometimes gets in the way and relationships change during various seasons of life.  Growing pains can be a part of any relationship.   Today I'm seeking your advice, readers. 

When things feel off in a relationship do you

a) become worried and insecure that it's something you've done, and pen a lengthy apology for any wrongs you may have committed?

b) recognize that relationships change and accept that this one has just changed?

c)figure that things have a way of working themselves out, so let it go?

d) talk it out before you explode?

e) something else entirely and much more brilliant than anything I can come up with?

Do tell.  I need some words of wisdom. 

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Awww...this is a hard place to be! I do a combination of things that you listed. First I (d) talk it over with someone so I won't explode. Then I usually (a) write out my list of what I think I may have done or how I feel but I don't send it. The I may go talk it over with the friend I'm feeling "off" with...asking if there is anything we should talk about or if I've hurt her in some way. Eventually, it either gets better or I (b) let it go and realize it's time to let go.
I know I'm not being much help...probably confusing you more. :) I have learned thought that sometimes that "off" feeling has nothing to do with ME but with something else in their life. Maybe that's what's happening with your friendship right now.
Hang in there! :)
Be blessed!