Welcome to my life. I should have known better when I got involved in the first place. All of the warning signs were there: they held grudges against others, they were unhappy generally, they were extremely judgemental. I ignored all the red flags and went ahead like the dorky woman I am. Thinking, it wouldn't happen to me. They wouldn't feel that way about me. We're friends.
Well, chalk it up to a big fat I told you so... I was the next in line to suffer the embarrassment of being un-liked. I tried to mend the fence, but that was never in the plans. They were going to hold that bitter grudge and not let go of it. Ever.
So, what's a girl to do? Move on. Know that I did the best I could and just keep moving forward. Not cause harm to them, even though sometimes the opportunity presents itself. Don't do it. Just stay focused and have empathy for someone I thought was a friend, but probably never was.
Chalk that up to another lesson learned and let it go. Sometimes easier said then done, but that is ok, I know that I can do this with grace and integrity. (Remind me when I start whining about it!)
PS: Apparently they teach this in Health classes now, via the image in this post. Nice to know that they are dealing with practical things in school. Because really, 42 is a little old to be trying to figure this all out!