Comments: Happy Birthday to You

That was beautiful. I hope that, by writing it, your heart is at peace.


Posted by Margi at March 16, 2006 11:21 PM

It's tough loving someone's being when their behavior is destructive.

A person who acts out self destructively has no reason to change if they don't ever suffer major consequences for their behavior. If they are rescued from consequences, they are enabled to continue practicing their addiction.

Blogsis, you are a strong person for loving this person, and stronger still for walking away.

Thank you for sharing your pain, and allowing us to see your worth.

I applaude you and admire you.

Posted by Rave at March 17, 2006 07:05 AM

It's strange how many of us have had a toxic friend. More often than not, cutting that person out of your life is the most difficult thing you can do. Especially when it means losing others around you (my own experience).

And I have to say, you are a better person than I, the "friend" that I cut out is not in my heart and rarely in my mind.

Posted by KG at March 17, 2006 09:31 AM

You totally scared the shit out of me for a minute there! I was totally freaking out trying to figure out what I had had done... until I read a little more. Love ya!

Posted by Sharon at March 17, 2006 05:56 PM

Oh boy. So it's not just me with an (ex? old? absent? thankfully gone?) friend like that.

It's been 2 years this month for me. 2 years Since I *finally* made the connection/had the realization that that the 20+ years I had invested into that friendship were gone, and possibly a farce as well.

You wrote about your feelings really well. I have been trying and failing to write about mine for months now. Thanks for sharing your words...

Posted by Richmond at March 18, 2006 10:31 AM