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Reconnecting with female friends

I used to never be good having female friends. I've apparently gotten better at it through group therapy, maturity and practice but things still stump me.

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An old friend of mine and I have just started awkwardly communicating. She and I have seen some tough times. She got to see the drunken craziness behind the Master of Cermemony's mask of a guy I was trying to date (we weren't dating but we definitely weren't NOT dating) and she saved me from sad studio apartment living at a time when I was knee deep in intensive group therapy. There were other victories as we each struggled through our own mid/late 20s.

Something happened that changed my world and the friendship ended.

4 years later and now awkward re-communication.

I recently found out through a different source that something bad happened to her since we stopped talking. When I heard, I directly into Friend Hulk: SOMEONE HURT FRIEND? HULK SMASH THAT GUY!

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In addition to the anger:

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more specifically on that list:

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The difficult (and perhaps inevitable and adult) part is that I don't know if she wants, needs or cares anymore for my feels/gifs. She's a fucking lion (at least appears to be) of a strong woman and I feel silly/defensive of sharing these feelings with her/for her.

Funny/unfortunate thing: I had written to her a couple of times trying to start up contact or see where things were between us over the years. Especially before my wedding. Apparently, I had the wrong email address. [gif of feels going into sinkhole] :(

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With guy friends, this never happened but DAMNIT ADULTHOOD! You had to throw along complicated emotions and situations at me!

Not sure if this all made sense but I needed to get it out of my head. Have you ever made up with a friend after a long time? Or felt like giving comfort to someone you weren't sure needed that comfort?

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