It’s been over a year since my friend deleted me from all social media channels.
I found it a little surprising, as they were the person who initiated the friendship and pushed their way into my life.
They called me their “best friend” very early on in the friendship, which should have translated into alarm bells there and then.
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We had a disagreement, and I thought, you know what? I'll let it cool down.
The last thing I said to them was, “It’s okay. I love you. We'll talk soon. I need to go to sleep for work though…”
A few weeks later, we still didn’t talk… And then when I went to message her, I noticed that we weren’t even friends on Facebook anymore.
I felt like sh*t for ages. I ugly cried and felt low. I had confided a lot of my life and invested a solid two years into this person.
But I also felt so much relief.
The reason this person deleted me was because I showed them the same respect that they had shown me. I told them an uncomfortable truth and felt as if they were taking an attitude with me.
I felt horrible about it, don't get me wrong. But I just never felt the need to try to rectify it - they had shown me who they were, a hypocrite, happy to dish out truths to everyone but themselves.