“You can have a lot of people that are your friends but I want people to listen”
By Kera Armendariz
Fiction. Based on a True So Called Friend
This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
You don’t know the meaning of friendship. Look it up.
A state of mutual trust and support between allies.
I trusted you, did you trust me?
I supported you, did you support me?
I’ll answer for you. No.
I trusted you though. I gave you every bit of trust I had. I was never afraid of your judgment, I knew you would be honest and true with me. I wasn’t going to fail you.
But when I told you that your boyfriend was lying to you, you didn’t believe me. When you told him what I knew, he called ME the liar. Even worse, you defended him. It is difficult to trust people, I get that. I’m not some random person telling you though. I was the one person you went to when you had troubles, my doors were always opened to you. Yet, you still defended him.
You continued your life and your relationship and you know what? I still supported you. It was your relationship after all. It was your decision and you made it. I had nothing to do with that. I did my part in telling my best friend the truth.
Even when you talked about him and you brought him to all of our girls’ nights, I let it slide. I still supported you. I wasn’t making the biggest conversation with him, but you try and talk to a liar.
You asked for my opinion and I told you the truth. I told you that you deserved better. I told you I didn’t want to hang out with a liar. I told you I didn’t want to hang out with a man who disrespected his friends. I may have gotten a little carried away with the words I chose to express myself, but you needed to hear them.
You heard them and you still chose him. Not only did you chose him, but you ended our friendship. Do you hear how stupid that sounds? You ended a life long friendship for a man that was lying to you. You were so blindly in love you couldn’t even see your friend anymore. You couldn’t even see yourself anymore.
You used to talk about the type of woman you became. You have become a stranger to me. My friend would’ve never pushed me away like you did. But well, I guess you were never really my friend.
Time always shows the truth. At the end of time, you will realize your biggest fault was failing your friend.