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  • what do you do when a friendship
    becomes too hard
    when the other person is asking for more
    than what she is willing to give
    where compromise is not a word in her vocabulary
    endless accusations of feelings of exclusion
    always wanting to know everything
    always wanting to be included in everything
    always behaving like a victim
    always making me feel guilty
    this friendship no longer makes me feel good
    it makes me angry
    it makes me fester with resentment
    always having to yield to your demands
    later, the guilt of having these feelings

    I have to wonder if this friendship is worth salvaging

    I said to you
    "I know that sometimes I can be flaky
    I have issues with commitment
    I do not like being tied down to one person
    I need the freedom to be with other people
    But that does not mean I do not want your friendship
    At times I feel suffocated around you, drained
    I know that you have feelings of 'exclusion'
    But that is something you have to work on"
    What can WE do to overcome this ?"

    I looked at you, expectantly,

    You said to me

    "YOU HAVE TO CHANGE!
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