Sometimes, Losing A Friend Can Be A Blessing In Disguise
Even if it hurts.
There are so many people who walk in and out of our lives. Some leave us with a mark, some leave us with a wound, some leave us with a lesson, and some remain by our side until the end.
True friends stay in your life forever, while fake friends only stay by your side as long as they benefit from it.
If we could tell from the beginning which of our friends are true, and which aren't, life would be a lot easier. But sadly, we have to live through disappointment, and learn many lessons before we can spot the people who are taking advantage of us.
True friends are always there for you, not only when it suits them. They are present when you're doing well, but also when things are tough. They listen, and not just to collect juicy details they can gossip about later. They are supportive, cheer for you, and encourage you to follow your dreams.
Meanwhile, fake friends will always point out the things you're not good, smart, brave enough to do. They put you down, insult you, and make you feel bad about yourself. They are only there when they need something from you. And when it's your turn to ask for help, they are always 'too busy' or 'too tired'. And while a true friend will still be in your life a decade from now, a fake one will barely remember your name in a couple of years.
While it hurts, losing a fake friend is a blessing in disguise.
Whenever someone walks out of your life, you feel sad. Naturally. Whether it's a romantic breakup, or a broken friendship, you can't help it but wonder what life is going to be like without them. They weren't perfect, but they were a part of your life. You will miss them. Maybe they would've changed. Maybe you could have changed them.
They wouldn't have. They won't. Some people just aren't good friends. They don't value friendship. They would have left sooner or later, so if it happened sooner, that's better. Without each fake friend you lose, you have one less person in your life who pretends to care, who talks about you behind your back, and puts you down any change they have. And most importantly, one less person that will disappoint you and break your heart.
When it comes to friendship, quality is always more important than quantity.
When it comes to the people in your life, it's more important to have a few, but real friends, than many fake ones. Choose them wisely. Don't allow just anyone in your life, as not anyone is worth it. It's so much better to have a few good friends who stay with you forever, than be surrounded by a lot of fake people who keep walking in and out your life.