Wed, Feb. 4th, 2015
Lately I've been pondering friendship. While it may be a very broad topic, a lot of its aspects seem to intersect each other, therefore the initial thought which got me thinking didn't remain solitary for long, and I can envision an entire series stemming from it.
One notion which seems to be cropping up since I've made my great cross-continental move is codependency. ( I'm trying to put this delicately... )
At the end of the day, no one should be made to feel uncomfortable. That's not what friendship is about. Human interaction is never easy and you may not really know where you stand at times. That being said, cautiousness goes a long way towards preventing ending up in a situation you cannot extricate yourself from. There are usually other issues on both sides that are preventing a healthier interaction; dig deep. If you're unwilling to hit dirt and beyond, then maybe the friendship isn't worth it, or it has stopped being the sort of relationship that can be defined as a friendship in healthy terms. Your life is your own and you have the choice to live it however you want without added baggage.