Yes – except I have been the friend that has refused to speak to the other person.
I was extremely close to someone, and unfortunately their life took a destructive path. They had made choice after choice to stay on that path, and when it was clear that no amount of interaction from anyone else, no interventions, nothing was going to enable them to change course, I simply said that I couldn’t be a part of their life anymore.
It was a frank and honest discussion. I told them I was fully aware that it was my weakness that didn’t allow me to be strong enough to stick by them through any more downs (because there simply weren’t any ups), but if they ever chose a different way, they’d know where to find me.
I do keep an eye out – I am also a pretty visible person.
I’m still waiting though.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Has-a-close-friend-ever-refused-to-speak-to-you
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-23